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DRAWING ON: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art │ Royal West of England Academy, Bristol → 7 June 2015

Deserted Garrison, John Minton, pen and ink, ink wash, charcoal and coloured chalks, 1947 © Royal College of Art
Deserted Garrison, John Minton, pen and ink, ink wash, charcoal and coloured chalks, 1947 © Royal College of Art

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Edward Burra, Cecil Collins, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Mary Fedden, Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Keith Vaughan, John MintonHenry Moore, John Nash, Ceri RichardsStanley Spencer

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THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF STANLEY SPENCER │ Stanley Spencer Gallery, Berkshire → 20 March 2016

Southwold, Suffolk, 1937. Oil on canvas, 57.9 x 89.9 cm. Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

“Stanli Spensr wz wn v ɖ most orijinl ātists v ɖ twentiiʈ senčri. Hiz pêntñz r bytifl, inimitbl n iṛzistbli upliftñ.

T si so mni v ɖm on šo in hiz lîfloñ hom v Ccm z an xpirı̣ns ɖt wl nt b fgotn.

Wɖ ɖs glwrı̣s xbišn ɖ evr sūprb Stanli Spensr Gaḷri hz ât-dn itslf!

Dr. Jêmz Fox, Felo v Gonvil n Cīz Colij Cembrij, āthistwrı̣n n brwdcastr

Cmnsñ on 2nd Êpṛl 2015, ɖ Stanli Spensr Gaḷri wl dsple an unpreṣdentd combinešn v fîn Spensr pêntñz, includñ ɖ fl prmnnt Spensr c̣lẋnz v Aḅdīn Siti Ātgaḷri n Līdz Siti Ātgaḷri.

Ɖ oṗtyṇti ẇč arouz t boro ɖ Spensr c̣lẋnz v Aḅdīn n Līdz ašurz an xepšnl xpirı̣ns fr âr vizitrz. Ɖ Crietv Jīňs v Stanli Spensr includz bʈ C̣lẋnz in ɖer intîṛti, tgɖr wɖ hwntñli pṛfând wrcs fṛm ɖ Gaḷri’z ôn c̣lẋn n uɖrz lound fṛm prîvt c̣lctrz.

Ɖ rzultñ xbišn wl xmplifî ɖ xtrōdnri dvrsti v Spensr’z âtpt n ɖ bretʈ v hiz crietv jīňs.

Frst in ōdr v xibit ɖr wl b an astonišñ siriz v pašṇt spiričl wrcs. Ɖen wl folo svṛl xmplarz v Spensr’z mtikḷs obzvešnl scil in ɖ rpṛzentešn v ɖ načṛl wrld n ɖ âtdor invîrnmnt. Ɖ flo wl ɖen muv bac t fiğṛtv wrcs dpictñ luvd wnz n pýňnt sìnz fṛm Spensr’z complx prsnl lîf.

Family Group: Hilda, Unity and Dolls, c.1937. Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 50.8 cm. Leeds Museums and Galleries

Ɖs z an xbišn t inʈrwl evrwn, fṛm Spensr coňšnti t ɖoz, uṇwer v ɖ xtrōdnri wrld v ɖ ātist, entrñ ɖ Stanli Spensr Gaḷri fr ɖ vri frst tîm.”

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Continue reading THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF STANLEY SPENCER │ Stanley Spencer Gallery, Berkshire → 20 March 2016

REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich → 1 March 2015

“Kretd bî ātist Cris Stīvnz, RIAḶTI brñz tgɖr ovr 50 wrcs seḷbretñ ɖ streñʈ v Britiš pêntñ, wɖ sm v ɖ bst n most influenšl ātists v ɖ last sixti yirz.

Uncompṛmîzñ n drct, ɖ wrc v č ātist reprizntd rtenz a stroñ refṛns t ɖ riyl wrld, ɖ stuf v lîf. Ẇl, t an xtnt, pêntñ hz bn iclipst in rīsnt decedz bî ɖ Miniml n Cnsepčl muvmnts, insṭlešn, ftogṛfi n film, RIAḶTI testifîz t ɖ svîvl v pêntñ az a mīdı̣m, n ɖ impact v Britiš pêntñ tde.

Mêjr 20ʈ Senčri ātists r reprizntd, sč az Woltr Sic̣t, Fransis Bêcn, Lūšn Frýd n Dêvid Hocni, alñsd cntmprri pêntrz includñ Cen Curi, Jwj Šw n Caṛlîn Wōcr.

Ɖ ātists in RIAḶTI tacl a dvrs renj v subjcts, refṛnsñ ɖ bodi, rlešnšps, histri, poḷtcs, wor, ɖ ŕbn invîrnmnt n sošl išuz. Dspt ɖz dfṛnt refṛnsz, ɖ wrcs r ol ynîtd bî tu ʈñz – ɖ hāš riaḷtiz ɖt hv cnsrnd ci Britiš ātists ovr ɖ decedz n ɖ simpl act v pêntñ.

RIAḶTI: Modn n Cntmprri Britiš Pêntñ fīčrz wrcs fṛm ɖ folowñ ātists: 

Fransis Bêcn, Tôni Bevn, Jon Bratbi, Sesili Brân, Caṭžīna Colmn, Greym Crôli, Cen Curi, Dextr Dwlwŭd, Lūšn Frýd, Anṭni Grīn, Ĝen Hādi, Filip Haris, Clîv Hed, Dêvid Hefr, Dêvid Hocni, Lūc Jaxn, Sam Jaxn, Šãtal Jof, Jon Cīn, L.S. Lâri, Aḷn Mcdonld, Joc McFadı̣n, Pâla Regu, Re Ričdsn, Teri Seč, Jwj Šw, Woltr Sic̣t, Stanli Spensr, Cris Stīvnz, Caṛlîn Wōcr, Alisn Wot, Caṛl Vêt

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Continue reading REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich → 1 March 2015

STANLEY SPENCER: HEAVEN IN A HELL OF WAR │ Manchester Art Gallery → 1 March 2015

Đ folowñ z têcn fṛm ɖ websît v Suṃset Hâs, ẇr ɖs xibišn wz orijinli prizntd:

“Đ xibišn fīčrz a siriz v lj-scêl canvspanlz fṛm wn v ɖ most orijinl n aclemd Britiš pêntrz v ɖ 20ʈ senčri.

Ɖ Čapl wz bilt bî Jon Lui n Mẹri Beṛnd prîmṛli t hâz ɖ prodcts v Spensr’z ātistc jīňs – hiz casl in ɖ scî, az ɖe cwld it. It wz lêtr dedicetd t Mẹri Beṛnd’z bruɖr, Hari Sandm, hu hd dîd v an ilṇs h hd cntractd jrñ ɖ Frst Wrldwor, ẇlst fîtñ in ɖ fgotn frunt v Ṣlonica.

Spensr pêntd sìnz v hiz ôn wortîm xpirı̣nsz, az a hospiṭlōdrli in Bristl n az a soljr, olso on ɖ Ṣlonica frunt. Hiz rec̣lẋnz, pêntd intîrli fṛm memri, fôc̣s on ɖ dmestc rɖr ɖn cmbatv n ivoc evrīde xpirı̣ns – wošñ locrz, inspctñ cit, swtñ lwndri, scrubñ florz n têcñ ti – in ẇč h fând spiričl reẓnns n susṭnns.

Peprd wɖ prsnl n unxpctd dītelz, ɖe cmbîn ɖ riylizm v evrīde lîf wɖ drīmlîc vižnz drwn fṛm hiz imajinešn. In hiz ôn wrdz, ɖ pêntñz r a simf̣ni v rašrz v bêcn wɖ tīmêcñ obligāto n dscrîb ɖ bnal dêli lîf ɖt, t ɖoz fṛm ɖ batlfīld, reprizentd a hevn in a hel v wor. Fr Spensr, ɖ mīňl bcem ɖ mirakḷs – a fwm v recnsiliešn.

Ɖ pêntñz, ẇč tc six yirz t criet n wr cmplitd in 1932, r cnsidrd bî mni t b ɖ ātist’s fînist ačivmnt. Az wel az biyñ wn v Britn’z most impwtnt wōrātists, Spensr wz a ci figr in ɖ dveḷpmnt v fiğṛtv āt in 20ʈ senčri Britn, n ɖs xibišn pṛvîdz an oṗtyṇti t lc p clôs at hiz acumplišt pêntwrc, senṣtv ys v culr, n mastrli stiļîf. Ɖ xibišn olso srvz az a tîmli rmîndr ɖt ɖ wortîm čorz dpictd in hiz pêntñ r az reḷvnt nâ az ɖe wr bac ɖen.

Côkretd bî Amanda Bradli n Dêvid Têlr fṛm ɖ Našnl Trust, n dzînd bî aclemd xibišndizînrz Casn Man, ɖ xibišn olso includz pripaṛtri scečz bî Spensr, pêntñz bî Spensr’z frend n cntmprri, Henri Lam, alñ wɖ mtirı̣l on ɖ pêtṛnz v ɖ čapl, Jon Lui n Mẹri Beṛnd.”

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Sandham Memorial Chapel
Sandham Memorial Chapel

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Continue reading STANLEY SPENCER: HEAVEN IN A HELL OF WAR │ Manchester Art Gallery → 1 March 2015

TRUTH & MEMORY: BRITISH ART OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR │ Imperial War Museum, London → 8 March 2015

“Ɖ ljst xibišn v Britiš Frst Wrldwor āt fr olmst 100 yirz, ɖs mêjr retṛspctv rvilz hâ ātists helpt cmeṃret ɖ Frst Wrldwor n šêp a memri v ɖ conflict ɖt indyrz t ɖs de.

Ɖ Frst Wrldwor sw a flurišñ v Britiš ātistc xprešn, rzultñ in ɖ criešn v a ny žãra: worāt.

Ātists sč az CRW Nevinsn, Pwl Naš n Wiłm Ōpn xperimentd wɖ ny fwmz v āt t rflct ẇt ɖe sw n dpict ɖ riaḷti v ɖ frst tôtl wor. Z ɖ āt crietd jrñ ɖ Frst Wrld Wor trūli ōʈntc or pāt v ɖ propganda srândñ Britn’z wortîm ef̣ts?”

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Continue reading TRUTH & MEMORY: BRITISH ART OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR │ Imperial War Museum, London → 8 March 2015