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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yevonde, Beaton, Freud... all in Malta this month

 Madame Yevonde - 'Machine Worker in Summer' 1937
Permaprint dye-transfer from original negative.

In Malta until May 20, is an exhibition organised by the British Council to commemorate its 75th anniversary on the island. 'Thresholds' includes more than 50 works of British artists from the 20th Century to the present day. Amongst the artists whose works grace St James Cavalier Centre in Valletta are some rare and early pictures by Cecil Beaton, nudes by Gwen John, etchings by Lucian Freud, photographs by Madame Yevonde...... It is all curated by Paula Rego who searched the British Council Collection for the most significant pieces to show. The collection begun in the layte 1930s includes 8000+ artworks from all media, all aspects of British art and design of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Cecil Beaton - 'My Sister Dressed as a Bridesmaid' 1920
Black and white photograph


The Style Crone said...

So very beautiful! Wish that I could see this exhibit.

Pearl Westwood said...

Sounds wonderful, adore these images x

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