PAST EXHIBITIONS 2014 - 2016

 

   

SEVEN HALTS ON THE SOMME

HUGHIE O'DONOGHUE RA
29 JULY - 2 OCTOBER 2016

 
 Hughie ODonoghue in his studio. Nicholas Sinclair Coinciding with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, this exhibition gives form in paint to the progress endured by British soldiers between July and November 1916 along the seven halts on The Somme, exploring and revealing the ways in which remembrance and consciousness evolve. Hughie O’Donoghue’s awareness of the Battle of the Somme began as a child, but his most intense engagement occurred during a residency in the Drawing Schools at Eton College (2013 – 2014) where he researched the seven halts further in the College’s First World War archive.

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PRE-RAPHAELITES ON PAPER 
12 FEBRUARY - 29 MAY 2016
 
 Pre-Raphaelites on Paper at Leighton House Museum

A remarkable collection of over 100 works by the most prominent Victorian and Pre- Raphaelites artists, including Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Poynter and Frederic Leighton himself. From preparatory sketches to highly finished drawings intended as works of art  themselves, visitors will discover the diverse ways that Victorian artists used drawing to further their artistic practice, creating images of great beauty and accomplishment.

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A VICTORIAN OBSESSION. THE PÉREZ SIMÓN COLLECTION

14 NOVEMBER 2014 -  6 APRIL 2015

 
Frederic Leighton, Crenaia, Nymph of the Dargle

A Victorian Obsession. The Pérez Simón collection at Leighton House Museum presents over fifty exceptional and rarely exhibited paintings by leading Victorian artists. The pictures all belong to the Mexican collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón and form the largest private collection of Victorian art outside the UK. Six important pictures by Leighton himself have returned to the house in which they were first painted. The collection's highlight is Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s magnificent The Roses of Heliogabalus, one of the most iconic images of Victorian art which is now exhibited in London for the first time since 1913.

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KISSING AMNESIA by Raed Yassin

13 JULY - 2 AUGUST 2015

 
Kissing Amnesia Raed Yassin Kevin Moran

Lebanese artist Raed Yassin places his work in the most famous orientalist house in London. Kissing Amnesia presents a series of beautiful porcelain vases depicting battles from the Lebanese war alongside colourful and ornamental embroideries that stitch together his childhood memories. The opening of the exhibition coincides with Raed's concert, a special electronic and turntabling set, remixing popular Arabic music.

As part of Shubbak Festival, a window on contemporary art.

THE CRAFT OF DRAWING AND PAINTING. CELEBRATING TRADITION TODAY

1 SEPTEMBER - 4 OCTOBER 2015

 
The Craft of Drawing and Painting

Leighton House Museum celebrates the craft of drawing and painting in an exhibition that showcases the methods used by a long line of Masters, including Lord Leighton, as they are applied by a new generation of figurative artists. The collection includes delicate sketches and studies; life-size, oil portraits; colourful landscapes and exquisite nudes. The artists featured in the exhibition work within the age-old atelier tradition; preserving classical techniques while at the same time bringing individuality to their discipline.

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THE GUARDIANS (OF THE PROPHET'S MOSQUE). Works by Adel Quraishi

21 OCTOBER - 29 NOVEMBER 2015

 
LHM The Guardians exhibition

Saudi photographer Adel Quraishi is the only man to have been permitted to photograph the eight remaining ‘Guardians’ of the Prophet’s Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Nabawī). Once numbered in the hundreds, the Guardians date back to the 11th Century and are the keepers of the keys to the Prophet Muhammad’s burial chamber. Rendered on a large scale, it is impossible not to be moved by the connection between viewer and subject when confronted with the works.

As part of the Nour Festival of Arts, celebrating contemporary arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa.

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