Bohun Gallery revisits the theme of Artists & Music in their summer exhibition this year. Following their very successful show of 2015 they continue to explore the influence and relationship between artists and music. With work by some of the leading artists of the 20th Century and with paintings and sculpture commissioned especially for this exhibition, there will be a huge diversity in artistic styles and musical influences.
Bohun Gallery has a long association with Mary Fedden and the exhibition has selected a number of examples of her paintings linked with Glyndebourne Opera. During the 1990s, Fedden was invited to exhibit her work as a small selling exhibition at the event, which began a very happy and successful relationship with Glyndebourne. In 1998 she received the accolade of designing the season's progamme cover. Bohun's exhibition includes paintings and collages by Fedden depicting a number of opera's including Cunning Little Vixen, Rodelinda and the the Makropoulos Case.
Described by Henry Moore as 'the best draughtsman of his generation' there has been a major revival of interest in Welshman Ceri Richard's work. Bohun Gallery have secured three drawings for their exhibition which illustrate Richard's versatility and skill as a draughtsman and present music as a central theme in his work. 'The Music Room' was a subject which dominated a large proportion of Ceri Richards' work during the 1940 The images depict a female, alone and utterly absorbed in her music and unaware that she is being observed.
John Piper enthusiasts will have the opportunity to acquire an original painting for the stage design of the Aldeburgh production of Death in Venice of 1973. There is an arresting image of Snape Maltings Concert Hall and silkscreens relating to his work as a stage set designer.
A coup for the Henley gallery is three paintings commissioned by Maggi Hambling for the exhibition. One of Britain's most significant and controversial painters and sculptors of the 20th Century, Hambling, has painted a series of works which reflect on her response to Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. These rich and powerful works are the first of a number of commissioned works by gallery artists which diversifies the show and the price ranges.
Bohun Gallery have also commissioned their gallery artists - some of the finest artists working in the British Isles - to respond to the theme of Music which has led to an incredibly diverse and creative selection of paintings, prints and sculptures.
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