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Home, Land and Sea: Art in the Netherlands 1600-1800

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© Courtesy of the Manchester Art Gallery
Home, Land and Sea: Art in the Netherlands 1600-1800
Curated by: Henrietta Ward

Mosley Steet
Manchester M2 3JL
United Kingdom
May 24th, 2013 - May 23rd, 2014

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.manchestergalleries.org
COUNTRY:  
United Kingdom
PHONE:  
0161 235 8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm. Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm.
TAGS:  
film, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Home, Land and Sea Art in the Netherlands 1600-1800 is a new exhibition which brings together over 50 paintings from Manchester City Galleries’ exceptional 17th and 18th century Dutch and Flemish collection, one of the most important in the country. It includes exquisite paintings of everyday life, portraiture, landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes by Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch, Jacob van Ruisdael and many more. Some of these paintings have not been on display for tens of years, while others have benefited from recent conservation treatment.

For the first time these paintings will be juxtaposed with works by major contemporary artists such as Mat Collishaw’s Last Meal on Death Row, Texas series, sculptures of gnawed apples by Gavin Turk, and Rob and Nick Carter’s homage to Ambrosius Bosschaert: Transforming Still Life Painting. Alongside the seascapes will be Bachelor Machines Part I, a film by 2013 Northern Art Prize nominee Rosalind Nashashibi that focuses on the lives of an all-male crew on board the Gran Bretagna, a modern-day cargo vessel.