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Director's Talk at Pallant House Gallery
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Director's Talk at Pallant House Gallery

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
2:00 PM
Where: Pallant House Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex  PO19 1TJ
United Kingdom

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An exclusive talk given by Simon Martin (MA 2002) Courtauld alumnus and Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester on the Gallery’s major exhibition The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950 which Simon also curated.

Time: 2pm for 2.30pm start

Meeting Place: Room 11, First Floor Galleries

Tickets: £21.70 

Coffee/Tea on arrival included. Lunch may be taken in the Restaurant prior to the event but booking essential. There is also a café for light snacks before or after the talk open until 5pm.

Parking: There are ten Car Parks in and around central Chichester. Disability Access There is a dropping off bay directly outside the Gallery and some parking available for cars with disability badges in North Street.

Trains: Chichester Railway Station is a few minutes’ walk from Pallant House Gallery. There are many direct links from London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Gatwick Airport. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant.

The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950.

This new Exhibition reveals how British Artists in the early 20th century looked to Classical traditions to reinvigorate their own Modernism.

This exhibition covers the period from the end of the First World War to the aftermath of the Second World War. It explores how British artists searching for a return to order looked back at the idealised virtues of order and civilization associated with ancient Greek and Roman societies in order to understand the uncertainties of the present. It has been critically acclaimed with reviews in the New York Times, The GuardianThe Financial Times, The Spectator  and 5* in The Mail on Sunday. Alongside there are classically-themed installations of Ian Hamilton Finlay and Pablo Bronstein, and drawings by the last ‘Degenerate’ artist Hans Feibusch.

Works of art featured include those by Henry Moore, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Edward Burra, William Roberts, John Armstrong and Glyn Philpot. It provides a rare opportunity to see works by the cult fashion photographer Madame Yevonde, who created a remarkable series of photographic portraits of 1930s society beauties styled as subjects from Greek and Roman mythology, including Diana Mitford as Venus, Goddess of Love, and Mrs Anthony Eden as the Muse of History.

There is more info about the exhibition and images here.

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