London Art Week 2016 kicks off this week with a special preview from dozens of participating galleries across the city.
From 30 June until 8 July 2016, 50 leading art galleries will be opening their doors and showcasing their exquisite collections and newest discoveries, commencing with a special evening reception until 8pm on Thursday 30 June.
From antiquities to modern C20th works, the extensive range of art on display will include ancient arms and armour, ancient Greek coins, C16th stained glass, artists' sketchbooks, medieval and Renaissance sculpture, British impressionism and European portraiture.
There will be works by such celebrated figures as John Constable, Eugene Delacroix, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Sir Winston Churchill, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Jusepe de Ribera, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Paolo Uccello.
Dedicated exhibitions include:
- Vanitas / Memento Mori and The Crucifixion by Paolo Uccello at Agnew’s
- Art & Adornment: Treasures of Combat at Ariadne Galleries
- Early European Sculpture at Arcadia Cerri Fine Art
- Inter-War Paris: Works on Paper at Aktis Gallery
- European Master Drawings (1545-2015) at Didier Aaron Ltd.
- Deities & Daily Life at Charles Ede
- Gilded Light; 16th-century stained glass roundels from the collection of Sir Thomas Neave and other private collections at Sam Fogg
- Flint Marble Bronze from the Mediterranean and Beyond at Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd.
- Dutch Flower Pieces 1607-1814 and Aspects of British Impressionism at Richard Green Fine Paintings
- 17th Century Still Life and Song Yu at Johnny Van Haeften Ltd.
- Horses, Rulers, and Victory in the Art of Ancient Greek Coinage at Kallos Gallery
- Of Gods and Men at Daniel Katz Gallery
- Antonio Joli (1700 - 1777): Views of Italy at Lampronti Gallery
- Classicism Reimagined: Master Paintings and Sculpture 1700-1900 at Lullo•Pampoulides
- Material X at M&L Fine Art
- Traveller-artists in the Far East: Views in India, China and Indonesia at Martyn Gregory
- Bronze Animal Sculptures by Rembrandt Bugatti at The Sladmore Gallery
- Drawing Inspiration: Sketches and Sketchbook Pages from the 19th and 20th Century at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
- Antique Inspiration at Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
- From Wax to Bronze - Themes and Materials in Sculpture at Trinity Fine Art Ltd.
- Object in Focus: An Archaic Greek Bronze Griffin Protome at Rupert Wace Ancient Art
- Cornelius Johnson: Painter to King and Country at The Weiss Gallery
London Art Week is sponsored by The Crown Estate as part of its St James Portfolio, an investment programme designed to enhance this central district of London that incorporates part of the West End. James Cooksey, Director of Central London, said: “The Crown Estate is delighted to continue with our support of this important event which unites the art galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s, and which helps to promote the extraordinary range of knowledge, expertise and heritage on offer in the art market’s historic home.”
For further details on this event and the participating galleries, visit London Art Week.
(Cover image courtesy of Michelle Payne-Gale)