Estorick Collection

Estorick Collection Formed by Eric and Salome Estorick during the 1950s. The Collection is known internationally for its core of Futurist works. The Estorick Collection of modern Italian art was formed by Eric and Salome Estorick during the 1950s.
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The Collection is known internationally for its core Futurist works as well as figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 -1950s. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Estorick
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In his memoirs, Estorick describes how de Chirico found it somewhat amusing that his collectors should all want to buy w...
24/06/2021

In his memoirs, Estorick describes how de Chirico found it somewhat amusing that his collectors should all want to buy works from his Metaphysical period (from 1910 to 1920), adding that de Chirico confirmed to him that he was again painting in his Metaphysical style, claiming that if it was works from that period that everyone wanted to buy, ‘I give them the paintings of that period!’.

🍂 Giorgio de Chirico, The Autumn Arrival, n.d.

In his memoirs, Estorick describes how de Chirico found it somewhat amusing that his collectors should all want to buy works from his Metaphysical period (from 1910 to 1920), adding that de Chirico confirmed to him that he was again painting in his Metaphysical style, claiming that if it was works from that period that everyone wanted to buy, ‘I give them the paintings of that period!’.

🍂 Giorgio de Chirico, The Autumn Arrival, n.d.

One week to go - Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction opens on Wednesday 30 June!This is the first major show of the artis...
23/06/2021

One week to go - Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction opens on Wednesday 30 June!

This is the first major show of the artist's work in the UK in 44 years, bringing together some 30 oils and works on paper, including several of his large-scale paintings.

🖌️ Olivier Debré, Sans titre, c. 1990, private collection © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021

Pre-book your tickets: https://bit.ly/3vr1upI

One week to go - Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction opens on Wednesday 30 June!

This is the first major show of the artist's work in the UK in 44 years, bringing together some 30 oils and works on paper, including several of his large-scale paintings.

🖌️ Olivier Debré, Sans titre, c. 1990, private collection © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021

Pre-book your tickets: https://bit.ly/3vr1upI

Medardo Rosso was born #onthisday in 1858.Rosso's work sought to establish a new relationship between the figure and its...
21/06/2021

Medardo Rosso was born #onthisday in 1858.

Rosso's work sought to establish a new relationship between the figure and its environment, endowing ‘empty’ space with tangible form. Such interests were shared by the Futurists, and in 1912 Umberto Boccioni described him as “the only great modern sculptor”, observing how “the sensitive touch of [Rosso’s] thumb, imitating the lightness of Impressionist brushwork, gives a sense of vibrant immediacy to his works”.

Medardo Rosso was born #onthisday in 1858.

Rosso's work sought to establish a new relationship between the figure and its environment, endowing ‘empty’ space with tangible form. Such interests were shared by the Futurists, and in 1912 Umberto Boccioni described him as “the only great modern sculptor”, observing how “the sensitive touch of [Rosso’s] thumb, imitating the lightness of Impressionist brushwork, gives a sense of vibrant immediacy to his works”.

Italian Threads ends today! There is still some availability for the afternoon, book your tickets through our website.
20/06/2021
Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 - Estorick Collection

Italian Threads ends today! There is still some availability for the afternoon, book your tickets through our website.

Founded in Genoa in 1926, MITA (Manifattura Italiana Tappeti Artistici) was a celebrated Italian textile firm that earned its reputation by collaborating with some of Italy’s most talented artists and designers. Among these were Gio Ponti, Fortunato Depero, Arturo Martini, Emanuele Luzzati, Arnald...

🔥Final weekend of our Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976! A few tickets are still available. Info&Bookings: ...
19/06/2021

🔥Final weekend of our Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976!

A few tickets are still available.
Info&Bookings: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🔥Final weekend of our Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976!

A few tickets are still available.
Info&Bookings: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

It is through Labò, that Ponis came into contact with a number of key figures whowere of national importance, first and ...
18/06/2021

It is through Labò, that Ponis came into contact with a number of key figures who
were of national importance, first and foremost Gio Ponti, the founding editor of Domus, who was the first to publish images of Ponis's rugs and introduced him to the most significant Milanese architects of the Novecento movement, such as Paolo Buffa, Tomaso Buzzi and Emilio Lancia.

🪑Gio Ponti, Design for Chairs rug, 1935. Archivio MITA Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana - Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

It is through Labò, that Ponis came into contact with a number of key figures who
were of national importance, first and foremost Gio Ponti, the founding editor of Domus, who was the first to publish images of Ponis's rugs and introduced him to the most significant Milanese architects of the Novecento movement, such as Paolo Buffa, Tomaso Buzzi and Emilio Lancia.

🪑Gio Ponti, Design for Chairs rug, 1935. Archivio MITA Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana - Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

🦜A multifaceted artist, Emanuele Luzzati worked in a number of spheres throughout his career, ranging from scenography t...
17/06/2021

🦜A multifaceted artist, Emanuele Luzzati worked in a number of spheres throughout his career, ranging from scenography to animated films, illustration, graphics, publishing, ceramics, naval furnishings and architectural decoration. Such diverse activities were united by a coherent vocabulary that was capable of assimilating his great versatility within an original, autonomous and universally recognizable stylistic code.

Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 ends 20 June, hurry up and book your tickets before it's too late!

Info&Bookings: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🦜A multifaceted artist, Emanuele Luzzati worked in a number of spheres throughout his career, ranging from scenography to animated films, illustration, graphics, publishing, ceramics, naval furnishings and architectural decoration. Such diverse activities were united by a coherent vocabulary that was capable of assimilating his great versatility within an original, autonomous and universally recognizable stylistic code.

Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 ends 20 June, hurry up and book your tickets before it's too late!

Info&Bookings: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

A dazzling detail from our exhibition on Italian fabric design, ending on 20 June. 🚗 Book your tickets: https://bit.ly/3...
16/06/2021

A dazzling detail from our exhibition on Italian fabric design, ending on 20 June.

🚗 Book your tickets: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

A dazzling detail from our exhibition on Italian fabric design, ending on 20 June.

🚗 Book your tickets: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Last chance - Italian Threads ends on Sunday!Book your tickets at https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG
15/06/2021
Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 - Estorick Collection

Last chance - Italian Threads ends on Sunday!

Book your tickets at https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Founded in Genoa in 1926, MITA (Manifattura Italiana Tappeti Artistici) was a celebrated Italian textile firm that earned its reputation by collaborating with some of Italy’s most talented artists and designers. Among these were Gio Ponti, Fortunato Depero, Arturo Martini, Emanuele Luzzati, Arnald...

Opening Soon - On display from 30 June 2021 Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction. This summer, we present an exhibition by...
14/06/2021
Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction - Estorick Collection

Opening Soon - On display from 30 June 2021 Olivier Debré: Fervent Abstraction.

This summer, we present an exhibition by French post-war painter Olivier Debré (1920-1999). The show has been selected by Michael Estorick, Chair of the Estorick Trustees, and son of Eric and Salome Estorick, whose renowned collection of Modern Italian Art is housed in the museum. This is the first major show of the artist's work in the UK in 44 years, bringing together some 30 oils and works on paper, including 16 of Debré’s large-scale paintings.

Pre-book your tickets online: https://bit.ly/3vr1upI

This summer, the Estorick Collection presents an exhibition by French post-war painter Olivier Debré (1920-1999). The show has been selected by Michael Estorick, Chair of the Estorick Trustees, and son of Eric and Salome Estorick, whose renowned collection of Modern Italian Art is housed in the mus...

In 1944 Crali and Marinetti published a manifesto entitled Musical Words - Alphabet in Freedom stating that musical word...
13/06/2021

In 1944 Crali and Marinetti published a manifesto entitled Musical Words - Alphabet in Freedom stating that musical words would "find understanding and integration within any nation of any people of any tongue, as with any other musical work.'

#MuseumWeek #WordsfortheFutureMW

In 1944 Crali and Marinetti published a manifesto entitled Musical Words - Alphabet in Freedom stating that musical words would "find understanding and integration within any nation of any people of any tongue, as with any other musical work.'

#MuseumWeek #WordsfortheFutureMW

Our temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 will end soon, don't miss it, this is your last ...
12/06/2021

Our temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 will end soon, don't miss it, this is your last chance to see the colourful MITA designs!

Info&Booking: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Ettore Sottsass, Jr, Entry for the MITA rug design contest held as part of T8. VIII Triennale, Milan, 1947 - Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana - Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

Our temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 will end soon, don't miss it, this is your last chance to see the colourful MITA designs!

Info&Booking: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Ettore Sottsass, Jr, Entry for the MITA rug design contest held as part of T8. VIII Triennale, Milan, 1947 - Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana - Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

🎼 Exercise your imagination and try to caption this painting by Luigi Russolo.#CaptionThisMW #MuseumWeek
11/06/2021

🎼 Exercise your imagination and try to caption this painting by Luigi Russolo.

#CaptionThisMW #MuseumWeek

🎼 Exercise your imagination and try to caption this painting by Luigi Russolo.

#CaptionThisMW #MuseumWeek

💡  In 2019 we displayed a number of destroyed sculptures by futurist artist Umberto Boccioni that were brought back to l...
10/06/2021

💡 In 2019 we displayed a number of destroyed sculptures by futurist artist Umberto Boccioni that were brought back to life by digital artists Anders Rådén and Matt Smith. Vintage photographs and 3D printing and milling techniques were used for the reconstruction.

#EurekaMW #MuseumWeek

💡 In 2019 we displayed a number of destroyed sculptures by futurist artist Umberto Boccioni that were brought back to life by digital artists Anders Rådén and Matt Smith. Vintage photographs and 3D printing and milling techniques were used for the reconstruction.

#EurekaMW #MuseumWeek

💭 We always enjoy hearing what our young visitors think of artworks in our permanent collection. Here's some thoughts fr...
09/06/2021

💭 We always enjoy hearing what our young visitors think of artworks in our permanent collection.

Here's some thoughts from children on school visits to the museum. 🎈

#ChildrensEyesMW #MuseumWeek2021

There is much more going on #BehindTheScenesMW of a museum, here's a satisfying before and after from the refurbishment ...
08/06/2021

There is much more going on #BehindTheScenesMW of a museum, here's a satisfying before and after from the refurbishment of the building in 2016.

Do you remember what the museum looked like before❓

For today's #MuseumWeek theme #BehindTheScenes, we have dug into our archives and found some great pictures from past in...
08/06/2021

For today's #MuseumWeek theme #BehindTheScenes, we have dug into our archives and found some great pictures from past installations, there's something magical when a crate is opened for the first time... don't you think?✨

Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future in 2017; Giorgio de Chirico: Myth and Mystery in 2014

The second story for today's theme #OnceuponatimeMW is the history of the Futurist movement. 🚀 The poet F. T. Marinetti ...
07/06/2021

The second story for today's theme #OnceuponatimeMW is the history of the Futurist movement.

🚀 The poet F. T. Marinetti founded the Futurist movement in 1909. He wanted to break with the oppressive weight of Italy’s cultural heritage and develop an aesthetic based on modern life and technology, particularly speed and the machine.

🎨His impassioned polemic immediately attracted the support of the young Milanese painters Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà and Luigi Russolo, who wanted to extend Marinetti’s ideas to the visual arts. They were joined by the painters Gino Severini and Giacomo Balla, and together these artists represented Futurism’s first phase.

Umberto Boccioni, Dynamism of a Cyclist, 1913

The second story for today's theme #OnceuponatimeMW is the history of the Futurist movement.

🚀 The poet F. T. Marinetti founded the Futurist movement in 1909. He wanted to break with the oppressive weight of Italy’s cultural heritage and develop an aesthetic based on modern life and technology, particularly speed and the machine.

🎨His impassioned polemic immediately attracted the support of the young Milanese painters Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà and Luigi Russolo, who wanted to extend Marinetti’s ideas to the visual arts. They were joined by the painters Gino Severini and Giacomo Balla, and together these artists represented Futurism’s first phase.

Umberto Boccioni, Dynamism of a Cyclist, 1913

It's #MuseumWeek! Today's theme is #OnceUponAtimeMWThe first story is about a couple and their shared passion for art.👩‍...
07/06/2021

It's #MuseumWeek! Today's theme is #OnceUponAtimeMW

The first story is about a couple and their shared passion for art.

👩‍❤️‍👨 Eric Estorick was an American sociologist and writer. He met Salome Dessau in 1947 and they were soon engaged.

🛳️ It was during their honeymoon in Switzerland that the Estoricks discovered Umberto Boccioni’s book Futurist Painting and Sculpture (1914) which marked the beginning of their passion for Italian art.

🖼️ Before returning to England the newlyweds visited the studio of the erstwhile Futurist Mario Sironi in Milan, where they bought ‘hundreds and hundreds of drawings and as many pictures as I could get into my Packard Convertible Roadster’.

It's #MuseumWeek! Today's theme is #OnceUponAtimeMW

The first story is about a couple and their shared passion for art.

👩‍❤️‍👨 Eric Estorick was an American sociologist and writer. He met Salome Dessau in 1947 and they were soon engaged.

🛳️ It was during their honeymoon in Switzerland that the Estoricks discovered Umberto Boccioni’s book Futurist Painting and Sculpture (1914) which marked the beginning of their passion for Italian art.

🖼️ Before returning to England the newlyweds visited the studio of the erstwhile Futurist Mario Sironi in Milan, where they bought ‘hundreds and hundreds of drawings and as many pictures as I could get into my Packard Convertible Roadster’.

🐚 Giorgio Morandi, Still Life with Shells, 1930⠀
06/06/2021

🐚 Giorgio Morandi, Still Life with Shells, 1930⠀

🐚 Giorgio Morandi, Still Life with Shells, 1930⠀

Having opened to the public in September 2020, Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 is now in its final weeks....
05/06/2021

Having opened to the public in September 2020, Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 is now in its final weeks. Don't miss it!

Admission with pre-booked tickets only: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Having opened to the public in September 2020, Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 is now in its final weeks. Don't miss it!

Admission with pre-booked tickets only: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

It's #VolunteersWeek! 🎉Volunteers are essential to helping us run the museum - we couldn't do it without you!
04/06/2021

It's #VolunteersWeek! 🎉

Volunteers are essential to helping us run the museum - we couldn't do it without you!

It's #VolunteersWeek! 🎉

Volunteers are essential to helping us run the museum - we couldn't do it without you!

#Throwbackthursday to our 2009 exhibition Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different.Did you know❓ In the late 1940s, Otta...
03/06/2021

#Throwbackthursday to our 2009 exhibition Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different.

Did you know❓ In the late 1940s, Ottavio Missoni established a workshop producing jersey tracksuits that were sported by the Italian Athletic Team at the 1948 London Olympics, where Ottavio himself qualified for the final of the 400m hurdle race.

🧶 Ottavio Missoni, Design for tapestry, (n.d.)

#Throwbackthursday to our 2009 exhibition Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different.

Did you know❓ In the late 1940s, Ottavio Missoni established a workshop producing jersey tracksuits that were sported by the Italian Athletic Team at the 1948 London Olympics, where Ottavio himself qualified for the final of the 400m hurdle race.

🧶 Ottavio Missoni, Design for tapestry, (n.d.)

Look at this geometric rug pattern designed by Fortunato Depero in 1927 and now featured in our temporary exhibition. Is...
01/06/2021

Look at this geometric rug pattern designed by Fortunato Depero in 1927 and now featured in our temporary exhibition. Isn't it great? 🧵

Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 runs until 20 June, advance booking only: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Look at this geometric rug pattern designed by Fortunato Depero in 1927 and now featured in our temporary exhibition. Isn't it great? 🧵

Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 runs until 20 June, advance booking only: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Giacomo Balla's artistic output underwent a radical change when, encouraged by his former pupil Umberto Boccioni, he joi...
30/05/2021

Giacomo Balla's artistic output underwent a radical change when, encouraged by his former pupil Umberto Boccioni, he joined the Futurist movement in 1910. His portrait of the Fontana is a good illustration of the influences and concerns to which Balla was subject before Futurist ideas preoccupied him.

Giacomo Balla, Portrait of Fontana, 1907

Giacomo Balla's artistic output underwent a radical change when, encouraged by his former pupil Umberto Boccioni, he joined the Futurist movement in 1910. His portrait of the Fontana is a good illustration of the influences and concerns to which Balla was subject before Futurist ideas preoccupied him.

Giacomo Balla, Portrait of Fontana, 1907

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!We will be open as usual today 11-18 and tomorrow 12-17. Come and discover our exhibition Ita...
29/05/2021

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!

We will be open as usual today 11-18 and tomorrow 12-17. Come and discover our exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976.

🖼️ Pre-booking to visit the museum is required: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

☕ The café does not accept bookings and tables are available on a first come first serve basis.

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!

We will be open as usual today 11-18 and tomorrow 12-17. Come and discover our exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976.

🖼️ Pre-booking to visit the museum is required: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

☕ The café does not accept bookings and tables are available on a first come first serve basis.

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39A Canonbury Square
London
N1 2AN

Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line/ Silver Link Metro/ Network SE) 3 Mins; Essex Road ( Network SE) 5 Mins. Buses - 271 to door; 4, 19, 30, 43 to Upper Street/ Canonbury Lane; 38, 56, 73, 341 to Essex and Canonbury Roads. The gallery is outside the central London congestion charge zone.

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Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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The Estorick Collection of modern Italian art was formed by Eric and Salome Estorick during the 1950s. The Collection is known internationally for its core Futurist works as well as figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 -1950s. Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Estorick Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/estorickcollection

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Je viens de visiter cette très belle et rare exposition du futuriste italien Tullio Crali à Londres...à voir!
‘Amazing’(according to grandson) book making session this morning! Trying to emulate Fortunata Deparo’s iconic nuts and bolt book!...
CE&DU3A monthly talk on 9th August was about the Estorick Collection. Now I had never heard of this but was so glad I went along. The booked speaker was unable to attend and Luke took on the task at the last minute. He was a very good presenter of the talk with great slides showing examples of the Collection, housed in a beautiful Georgian building in Islington. The Collection is some 120 Futurist paintings, drawings etc by Italian artists collected by American Eric Estorick and his wife Salome. They set up a foundation for their collection which was eventually housed at 39a Canonbury Square. Luke also told us that as well as the permanent collection they have regular special exhibitions. The current one being The Art of Campari – a collection of advertising material for the company founded in 1860. As this looked interesting 3 U3A members, myself, Julie Vaggars and Angela Dawson, visited on 22nd . Despite the best efforts of TfL (W3 and 144 buses on a huge diversion) we managed to meet at Finsbury Park and caught the 19 to Islington. As we were early and Angela was desperate for coffee we popped into http://www.maisondetrecafe.co.uk/ at 154 Canonbury Road – lovely coffee and wonderful gluten free choc cake. The Estorick Collection https://www.estorickcollection.com/ consists of about 6 small rooms. The Campari exhibition was in 3 rooms and the permanent collection in the rest. The Campari material was wonderful – I remembered a lot of the images from the 1960s and 1970s TV and magazine ads. They were wonderfully evocative of the eras they represented. Very innovative. Wonderful graphics. We all enjoyed it. We then had a look at the Futurist collection – I found some of it interesting but much of it was not to my taste in art. My favourites were the Quaker Oats painting and Acrobats sculpture. Thanks to Angela I discovered the Smartify App to get more info about particular works of art. Me and Julie decided decided to sample Campari which the lovely café is serving with soda. I had never tried it before. Julie had and said she didn’t like it – too bitter. Anyway we forced ourselves and it was very refreshing. Very pretty too. After a long chat it was lunchtime so we sat in the garden and ordered. We all had different dishes – all very nice. Thanks to our lovely CE&DU3A we visited a lovely gallery and had a very nice day. Pix at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1852624178139715&type=1&l=814e7048cb