Exhibition: The Art of Colour

This Autumn Tennants Auctioneers are delighted to present ‘The Art of Colour’.

A vivid range of paintings and sculpture, on loan from public institutions and private collections, will celebrate the rich use of colour in art from the 16th century to the present day. This eclectic and colourful exhibition will bring together an array of works from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. The artists represented are all known for their masterly use of colour, and will include such names as George Romney, Joseph Wright of Derby, Sidney Nolan, Anish Kapoor, Bridget Riley, and Pierre-August Renoir.

With sincere thanks to the Private Collectors and the following institutions for their generous loans:

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Bradford District Museums and Galleries

Derby Museums

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Museums

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Borough Council

Scarborough Museums, Culture and Creative Trust

Sheffield Museums Trust

University of York, Borthwick Institute for Archives

Wakefield Council Permanent Art Collection, The Hepworth Wakefield

OPENING TIMES

The exhibition is open to the public from 10am-4pm daily from Friday 14th October - Tuesday 18th October.

Viewing is allocated in 30 minute slots, on the hour and half hour, the last viewing slot is 3.30pm.

Places are limited and early booking is advisable.  To book, please call 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

PUBLIC TALKS

The following specialist talks will also be taking place during the exhibition:

Monday 17th October 11am-12 noon Book your ticket

A talk by Helena Cox, Art Curator, The University of York. Tickets £10 including refreshments voucher.

The talk will begin with a brief overview of Sidney Nolan and will then be followed by an insight into The University of York’s wide-ranging collection which comprises more than 900 works encompassing ancient and modern ceramics, textile-art, sculpture, painting, printmaking, book-art and photography. It includes those by acknowledged masters, such as Barbara Hepworth, Sidney Nolan, Paul Nash, Joan Eardley, Keith Vaughan, Jacob Epstein, Mary Fedden, John Hoyland, Patrick Caulfield, R. B. Kitaj and Elizabeth Blackadder.

Monday 17th October 3pm-4pm Book your ticket

A guided tour of the exhibition by Guy Cooper.  Tickets £10 to include refreshments voucher

Tennants' Picture Specialist Guy Cooper has a specialist interest in Old Masters and in addition to his work with Tennants, has worked with the Royal Collection.  Guy will offer insights in to the various works in the exhibition.

Tuesday 18th October 11am-12 noon *NOW SOLD OUT*

A talk on Dame Laura Knight, William Powell Frith and Atkinson Grimshaw by Jane Sellars MBE.  Tickets £10 to include refreshments voucher

Jane Sellars MBE is a freelance art historian and a specialist on the work of Atkinson Grimshaw, William Powell Frith, the Brontës and women artists. Jane was Curator of Cultural Services and director of the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 2003 to 2018, where she curated many outstanding exhibitions, including Sonia Lawson: Passions and Alarms (2015), sponsored by Tennants, Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight (2011), Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney (2014) and William Powell Frith: The People's Painter (2019)

Tuesday 18th October 3pm Book your ticket

A guided tour of the exhibition by Guy Cooper.  Tickets £10 to include refreshments voucher

Tennants' Picture Specialist Guy Cooper has a specialist interest in Old Masters and in addition to his work with Tennants, has worked with the Royal Collection.   During this informal tour, Guy will offer insights in to the various works in the exhibition, there will be free flowing discussion and questions and answers.

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  • Still Life with Fruit and Black Fan Painting
  • Head of an Apostle Painting
  • Cottage on Fire Painting
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