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Estorick Collection Of Modern Italian Art - London
The Estorick Collection was formed by Eric Estorick and his wife Salome during the 1950s. The collection now resides in a converted Georgian villa in the heart of Islington, and was opened to the public in 1998.
Permanent Collection Highlights (4)
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The collection is internationally known for its core of Futurist works, and well as figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 to 1950s. Nowhere else in Britain can visitors see paintings by Futurismâ€™s main protagonists: Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo CarrÃ , Luigi Russolo and Gino Severini. The Collection also includes works by Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani and Giorgio Morandi.
Barbed Wit. Italian Satire of the Great War
10 January â€“ 18 March 2007
This exhibition displays thirty-six large-scale original designs by little-known artists from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, London. The coloured drawings were translated into black and white postcards for mass reproduction throughout Italy. Postcards first appeared in Austria from 1869 and became increasingly popular across Europe and America, reaching a â€˜golden ageâ€™ in the first decade of the 20th century.
A Slap in the Face! Futurists in Russia
28 March - 10 June 2007
After founding Futurism in 1909, F. T. Marinettiâ€™s ambition was to establish an international movement that would explore interests similar to those of his own group. However, despite the enthusiastic response of many Russian artists to Italian techniques and subjects, Russian Futurism was a complex movement that contained many elements vigorously opposed to the Italian example, such as its strong interest in folk art and emphasis on rural themes and primitivism. This exhibition examines the ways in which Marinettiâ€™s message and ideas were both welcomed and repudiated by artists in Russia, bringing together important examples of Italian and Russian Futurist art by painters such as Chagall, Goncharova, Larionov, Malevich, Popova, Rozanova, Balla, Boccioni and Severini.
Adult: Â£3.50, Concessions: Â£2.50
Free entry to under 16s and full-time students with valid NUS card
Free entry to shop and cafÃ©
Groups of 10 of more are asked to book in advance
Guided tours Â£3.50 per head on top of admission
Library by appointment Â£2.50 per visit.
Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 â€“ 18.00
Sunday 12.00 â€“ 17.00
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line Underground, Silver Link Metro/Network SE) 3 mins
Buses: 271 to door; 4, 19, 30, 43 to Upper Street/Canonbury Lane; 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex and Canonbury Roads
Licensed Italian cafÃ© offers delicious cakes, pastries and light lunches with daily specials
The shop stocks a range of postcards, catalogues and gifts relating to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Wheelchair access to galleries 1 and 2, cafÃ©, shop and toilets only
Limited car parking for blue badge holders (please telephone in advance)
Induction loop in lecture area
Museum internal and external photos (2)
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