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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

still small voice: British biblical art in a secular age

still small voice: British biblical art in a secular age at The Wilson in Cheltenham is an exclusive opportunity to see major works by influential 20th century British artists including Stanley Spencer, Eric Gill, Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth, Edward Burra and Graham Sutherland. Exploring ideas around creativity, crisis and the human experience, this is a major exhibition for 2015.

The works on show are normally held in an international private collection, and this is the first time this exhibition has been displayed in the UK. It explores a diverse range of media, including major paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by some of the most important and beloved 20th century British artists, some of whom are also shown in The Wilson's own collection.

Dr Chloë Reddaway (Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at The National Gallery) will speak at The Wilson during the exhibition on Speech and Silence, Word and Image (5.30pm on 22 April). In this talk she will discuss the relationship between Christian language and image making, the challenge of painting God incarnate, and the theological potential of silence, empty spaces, and dissemblance in indicating the dual nature of Christ.


Charles Ives - Psalm 90.

1 comment:

Francesca Fenn said...

This looks a fabulous exhibition - thanks for letting us know. Will definitely visit.