Fiona McIntyre

Portfolio: Southampton City Art Gallery 2017

 

Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun

26 May - 2 September 2017 

 

This is the first ever large-scale art exhibition on the subject of British castles. Everyone loves a castle: the first sight of a great mediaeval castle such as Conwy, Harlech or Dover can be a spine-tingling moment, they have an exceptional visual wow factor.  

Showcasing the finest historic and contemporary castle artists and combining history with art, this exhibition conjures the mystique, excitement and prestige of the castle from Iron Age hill forts to Victorian reproductions and fantasy castles. It will include famous and rarely seen works from public and private collections, including loans from TateThe British Museum, the V&A, the Government Art Collection and from the collections of major artists. 
  
The exhibition will include a fully illustrated catalogue, which has been generously sponsored by the Punter Southall Group.