Craigie Aitchison RA - A Colourful Life in Painting

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BA

01793 466556
smag@swindon.gov.uk
www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

Monday 09 November 2015 – Saturday 09 January 2016
Wed - Sat 11am -3pm
Opening Hours: Wed - Sat 11am -3pm
No booking required

This free exhibition will include selected paintings from throughout Craigie Aitchison's life. He relished colour and is celebrated as one of our most important 20th Century artists for the intensity of his palette, his flat, almost two-dimensional forms and simple icon-like compositions. His distinctive subject matter consisting of still lifes, landscapes, portraits, nudes, Bedlington terriers and crucifixions, are all rendered in vibrant, luminous colour, and powerfully invoke both the early Italian Renaissance as well as the British visionary tradition.

This exhibition has been organised by Meryl Ainslie, owner and director of Rabley Contemporary in collaboration with Sophie Cummings, curator of Swindon Museum and Gallery in consultation with Terry Danziger - Miles, executor of the Craigie Aitchison Estate. It will accompany our exhibition 'Going to Town' which runs from the 30 September 2015 until the 12 March 2016.

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