Work by Pablo Picasso will be among the artwork on display at a new exhibition in Leyburn.
Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn will hold a second annual loan exhibition, Light and Shadow, following the success of last year’s 350 Years of British Art.
The exhibition brings together a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures from 50 BC to the 21st century, all notable for their arresting use of light and shadow.
The contrasting interplay between dark and light in art has produced some of the defining images of the history of Western visual culture, and this exhibition aims to explore how artists over a span of more than 2,000 years have employed this device to remarkable effect.
Working closely with public galleries and private collections, Tennants has curated a selection of more than 30 works of British and European art, ranging from ancient Roman busts to modern masters like Pablo Picasso, via 17th century Tenebrists, English history painters, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Expressionists, Modern British and more.
Artists represented include:
- Georges de La Tour (1593–1652)
- Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (1630-1660)
- Edward Burne- Jones (1833-1898)
- Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)
- Joash Woodrow (1927-2006)
- Dame Laura Knight, RA, RWS (1877 – 1970)
The exhibition will be held in The Garden Rooms at Tennants and is free to enter.
It is open to the public daily from Saturday November 24 to 30, although visitors need to register before viewing.
To register, call The Garden Rooms at Tennants on 01969 621146 or email email@example.com
In addition to public viewings there will be guided tours of the exhibition and talks on some of the featured artists by Dr Barbara Morden, Mr Andrew Stewart and by Tennants’ Picture Department Specialist Mr Guy Cooper.
The talks include:
Saturday 24th November 2pm – Guided tour of the exhibition by Dr Barbara Morden
Monday 26th November 1.15pm – Viewing of the exhibition followed at 2pm by a talk on Paul Reid & Joash Woodrow by Mr Andrew Stewart
Tuesday 27th November 1.15pm – Viewing of the exhibition followed at 2pm by a talk on Dame Laura Knight by Dr Barbara Morden
Wednesday 28th November 2pm – A guided tour of the exhibition with Mr Guy Cooper
Places are limited.
Tickets can be purchased by calling The Garden Rooms at Tennants on 01969 621146 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org