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British Art Fair

British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery, 20 – 23 September,

Boundary Gallery will be exhibiting Carnal Beauty.

 

Carnal Beauty can be described as the beauty of the flesh. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, said 2,500 years ago that everything has beauty but no everyone sees it. In other words, beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.

 

The ideal of beauty changed over the centuries. For example, during the Renaissance, blond hair and full figures were idealised – just think of Rubens. Victorian women were highly conscious of their bodies and used ways of creating specific volumes. In the 1920s women aimed to hide their curves whereas in the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe was the epitome of beauty.

 

Artists have always engaged in life drawing – not just in order to practice his/her skill but also to experience pleasure that emanates from creating something of beauty – the body.

 

Some of the artists will be well known but in a different context and therefore, their style will appear to be different on this subject.

 

The Carnal Beauty exhibition will consist mostly of works on paper but we shall also show for the very first time a Bomberg painting Woman in Sunlight 1931 of his wife caught at a special moment dedicated to her carnal beauty. The Epstein  Reclining Nude , Sunita, is the best watercolour  by this artist I have come across. The same can be said of Meninskys Nude from Rear. There are other heroes of the pen and ink and pencil drawings. Fred Kormis (whose sculpture are in the British museum) or William Dring and works by lesser known artists. They are united though by the excellence of their work.

 

British Art Fair
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of Yorks HQ
Kings Road
London SW3 4RY

 

The opening times for the fair are:
Thursday        20 September        11am – 9pm
Friday             21 September        11am – 7pm
Saturday         22  September       11am – 7pm
Sunday           23  September       11am – 6pm

 

We will be on the second floor at stand no: 54

 

Below is a preview of some of the works we will be taking. Come and enjoy.

 

 

David Bomberg
Woman in Sunlight, Lilian
1931
oil on board
76 x 63 cm
POA

Jacob Epstein
Sunita Reclining I
Watercolour
1928
44.5 x 58 cm
POA

 

 

Alfred Wolmark
Seated Nude
pencil & watercolour,
signed & inscribed July 3rd 1897,
G.A. Storey, APQ Cassi,
10 sittings,
75 x 54 cm
POA

Mark Gertler
Adolescence
Oil on canvas
75 x 49.7 cm
POA

Mario Dubsky
Standing Nude
pencil
signed & dated Oct ’75
43 x 35
POA

Josef Herman
Rear View of Nude
1948
inkwash
signed verso
25.2 x 17.8 cm
POA

William Dring
Standing Nude from Rear
blue colour pencil
38 x 26 cm
POA

 

Hans Feibusch
Seated Nude
pencil
28 x 36.5 cm
POA

 


Bernard Meninsky
Reclining Nude from Rear
1921
watercolour
29 x 55 cm

POA



Edmund Kapp
Nude from Rear
signed and dated 1934
charcoal
28.5 x 27 cm
POA


Miles Richmond
Reclining Model
1948
oil on canvas
60 x 75 cm
POA


Fred Kormis
Seated Model
pencil drawing

POA



Alison Harper
Apples
mixed media
signed & dated A. Harper ’91
52 x 39 cm
POA