Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists’ Eye

28 January - 4 June 2017

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

  • Partnership exhibition

Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry
by Laurence Stephen ('L.S.') Lowry
1938
NPG L224

Curated by the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, this presentation will consider Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Self-portrait alongside works by twentieth-century visionary artists. Key portraits drawn from both the National Portrait Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery’s collection include portraits of Joseph Beuys, Mervyn Peake and Paule Vézelay. Artist Marcus Coates will create new performance for the exhibition that builds on his role as a shaman and visionary to offer imaginative responses to the social and philosophical problems of contemporary urban living.


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