A Saints Selection: Footballer’s Choice – Southampton City Art Gallery

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A Saints Selection: Footballer’s Choice


In conjunction with the major exhibition at SeaCity Museum, We March On, Southampton Football Club, Then and Now, we’ve asked players and club staff to select works from the City’s art collection.

See what Saints legend Matt Le Tissier would hang on his wall at home, and many other players, such as:

Maya Yoshida, Southampton defender chose: ‘A Well-Known Subject at Southampton’ by Bernard Finegan Gribble –
“This painting appeals to me as it shows a real symbol of our city, that seems as relevant today as it was when it was painted: an imposing ship at Southampton docks.”

Shane Long, Southampton forward, chose: ‘A Red Sky at Night’ by Walter Sickert –
“I’m really drawn to the energetic colours and ornate and imposing architecture of the historic building in this painting.”

Greg Baker, Head of Saints Foundation and Community Partnerships, chose: ‘The Canal Bridge’ by L.S.Lowry –
“This typical Lowry painting provides a vivid insight into the social and industrial landscape of northern Britain, as it was nearly 70 years ago. It particularly appeals to me as it depicts real people going about their daily lives, whilst at the same time showcasing the gargantuan and heroic efforts to rebuild and keep Britain prospering in the immediate post-war period.”

Image Credit:  Christopher Nevinson, Loading Timber at Southampton Docks, 1917, Southampton City Art Gallery collection

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