London Exhibition in October 2018

By September 3, 2018Uncategorized

MALL GALLERIES

FEDERATION OF BRITISH ARTISTS

MALL GALLERIES • THE MALL • LONDON SW1 2BN

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARTIST, ADRIAN HILL FINE ART AND DELAMORE ARTS

present an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and ceramics by Lydia Corbett

SYLVETTE PICASSO’S MUSE

Lydia Corbett - Girl in the Thistles

‘Girl in the Thistles’. Oil. 59x79cm

incorporating the artist’s personally curated space

LOVE, PEACE & HOPE

Tuesday 2 October – Sunday 7 October

10 am – 5 pm daily *

A book of the exhibition cataloging all the artworks on display and including an essay on the artist will be available from 20 September. For more information visit www.halsgrove.com or adrianhillfineart.com

*(closing 1 pm on the final day)


EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION

Tuesday 2 October 2.30pm
Lydia in discussion with Lucien Berman on her links to
modernism and the influences of Picasso within her
life and work
Wednesday 3 October 2.30pm
Lydia in conversation with the Right Revd Martin Shaw,
Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Exeter who will discuss
the spiritual aspects of Lydia’s work included in her
personally curated space PEACE AND HOPE. The
3 October marks the Transitus of St Francis of Assisi whose
teachings are an inspiration for many of Lydia’s paintings.
Thursday 4 October 2.30pm
Lydia in discussion with Lucien Berman on her links to
modernism and the influences of Picasso within her
life and work
Date to be announced
Guest appearance by Charlie Sinclair of the Manchester
based art rock band “Sylvette’ who will perform a short set.
(times and details on the website)

‘Sylvette, Dove and the Bull’s Head’, watercolour on paper, 50x40cm

It was in the spring of 1953 that
Picasso first caught sight of Sylvette
David (Lydia Corbett) from his studio window
in rue du Fournas, in Vallauris. He
was fascinated by her before they even
met although it would be a further year before
Picasso asked Sylvette to model for
him. With Sylvette as his muse, Picasso
turned radiant beauty into art and made
some of his finest paintings – later creating
an entirely new art form for her;
Sylvette in sheet metal, and later monumental
Sylvette sculptures. Picasso’s obsession
with Sylvette lasted from the
spring of 1953 until the summer of 1954,
during which time she had spent many
months in his company, modelling for
hours each day in the studio.

exhibition of paintings, sculpture and ceramics by Lydia Corbett

‘Pot Woman’, ceramic, h.14cm approx.

In this, Lydia’s largest ever London exhibition,
over 250 works including oils, watercolours,
ceramics and other 3D pieces will
be shown along with a special exhibition
personally curated by the artist under the
title ‘Peace and Freedom’ and an installation
piece created by her daughter, Isabel.

 

 

 

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