From the Renaissance to the Present Day – Southampton City Art Gallery

From the Renaissance to the Present Day: Highlights from Southampton’s Collection

From 23 February

Southampton City Art Gallery is fortunate to hold a collection that is able to tell the story of western art from the Renaissance right through to the present day. The collection has important holdings of 18th and 19th century British painting, examples of 17th Century Dutch, French and Italian Baroque, French impressionist works and a small selection of Renaissance paintings. Most significant is the Gallery’s collection of 20th-Century British art, starting with post impressionism and including Surrealism and the St Ives-based abstract artists. The collection of contemporary art since the 1970s is outstanding and includes many Turner prize artists and continues to grow today through gifts, bequests and purchases. This exhibition brings together a selection of some of the best examples of painting, drawing and sculpture from the collection.

top: Jean-Louis Forain, The Fisherman, 1884

right: Edward Burra, Café, 1930 © Estate of the Artist, c/o Lefevre Fine Art Ltd



Allegretto Nuzi, Coronation of the Virgin, 1360

M.W. Turner, Fishermen Upon a Lee-Shore in Squally Weather, 1802

Graham Sutherland, Red Landscape, 1942 © Estate of Graham Sutherland

Chris Ofili, Two Do Voodoo © Chris Ofili Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice

George Shaw, Scenes from the Passion: The Unicorn, 2003 Courtesy of George Shaw and Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London

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