‘Nature Morte’ brings still life to the forefront at Guildhall Art Gallery

A new show, entitled Nature Morte, at the Guildhall Art Gallery seeks to illustrate how prominent artist of the 21st century breathed new energy and interest into still life –  a genre previously synonymous with the 16th and 17th centuries.

The exhibition, the largest the Guildhall Art Gallery has ever presented, is at its final stop on a highly acclaimed European tour and will display works by artists including Mat Collishaw, Michael Craig-Martin, Gabriel Orozco and Marc Quinn.

Nature Morte’s presentation of still life pieces is said to be very different in tone from exhibitions we would usually expect to see at Guildhall with over 100 pieces from different disciplines going beyond the two-dimensional, including sculpture, digital, and sound.

The show is based on curator Michael Petry’s recent Thames & Hudson book of the same name.

Nature Morte @ Guildhall Art Gallery from 7th September 2017 to 30th April 2018

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