Ithell Colquhoun: Image and Imagination

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Ithell Colquhoun: Image and Imagination
16 January — 19 March 2016
Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance

An exhibition of work by Ithell Colquhoun (1906 – 1988), a Surrealist artist who was inspired by the nature and landscape of Cornwall.

Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988), an artist drawn by the ‘Gaelic melodies’ of West Penwith, captured the beauty of nature in her paintings and writing from the solitude of her refuge, a simple hut in the Lamorna Valley. Colquhoun’s art combined naturalistic painting with experiments in surrealism and abstraction. She worked in many media and ventured into techniques such as decalomania, frottage and fumage. This, the first exhibition in a public gallery since her death, shows an intriguing selection of pictures spanning her six decade artistic career, with particular emphasis on her work on the human in nature.

Price: £4.50 Adults, £3.00 Concessions. Under 18s free.

Time: Open 10am – 4.30pm (last admissions 4pm) Monday – Saturday.

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