Estorick Collection

Estorick Collection Formed by Eric and Salome Estorick during the 1950s. The Collection is known internationally for its core of Futurist works.
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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: https://twitter.com/Estorick Follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/estorickcollection

It's #InternationalWorkersDay!Emilio Longoni, L'oratore dello sciopero, 1890-1891.
01/05/2020

It's #InternationalWorkersDay!

Emilio Longoni, L'oratore dello sciopero, 1890-1891.

30/04/2020
Luigi Russolo, The Art of Noises (Quarantine Edition)

An iconic figure of early Futurism, Russolo was born on 30 April 1885.

In 1913 he published his revolutionary manifesto ‘The Art of Noises’, calling for the integration of a range of different sound effects into musical compositions. To this end, he developed rudimentary instruments called intonarumori (‘noise-intoners’) to replicate the screeching, hissing and roaring of the industrial age.

Here is our tribute to his work.

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It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Germano Celant, the Italian curator and art critic who was considered ...
29/04/2020

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Germano Celant, the Italian curator and art critic who was considered as the father of Arte Povera, has died in Milan from coronavirus related complications. Celant was 80 years old and will be sorely missed.

29/04/2020
Sensory Mark Making

- Make a paste from flour and water
- Spread it on a smooth surface to create your canvas
- Draw into it with your fingers
- Collect different objects and explore what marks they make
- Take photos and smooth your canvas to start again

Top Tip: Explore making pastes of different thicknesses and change the size and shape of your canvases!

Experiment: Try using other materials such as shaving foam, clay, mashed potatoes etc.

Share your mark making with us Estorick Collection and #artindoors

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"I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see." Giorgio MorandiStill Life, 1962
27/04/2020

"I believe that nothing can be more abstract, more unreal, than what we actually see." Giorgio Morandi

Still Life, 1962

24/04/2020
Tullio Crali and FT Marinetti

In 1931, Nocturnal Bombardment was included in a group exhibition in Trieste, during which Crali and Marinetti met one another for the first time. Their bond was immediate.

23/04/2020
Russolo’s Music Mobile

Try drawing sounds like Futurist artist Luigi Russolo 🎶

- Find some paper or recycled card and something to draw with
- Choose some music to listen to. Swing music works really well!
- Feel the music and draw the sounds
- Cut out the drawings you’ve made
- Make a hole and thread some string through
- Tie the strings to a coat hanger
- Try hanging it in different places and take photos

📌 Top Tip: Explore drawing different types of music

Share your creations with us Estorick Collection and #artindoors

Today would have been the first day of our exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976. The show is now po...
22/04/2020

Today would have been the first day of our exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976. The show is now postponed with new dates to be announced, so here is a little taster!

Find out more: https://bit.ly/-Mita

📣 "WE MUST INVENT FUTURIST CLOTHES, hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes, daring clothes with brilliant colours and dynamic lin...
20/04/2020

📣 "WE MUST INVENT FUTURIST CLOTHES, hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes, daring clothes with brilliant colours and dynamic lines."

Giacomo Balla, Futurist Manifesto of Men's Clothing, 1913

📬Did you know that the exhibition catalogue of our exhibition on Tullio Crali is still available on our online shop? ➡️h...
19/04/2020

📬Did you know that the exhibition catalogue of our exhibition on Tullio Crali is still available on our online shop? ➡️http://bit.ly/2TuDGlC

Tullio Crali, Nightmare,1927, Private Collection.

This is how our weekend in lockdown is looking ... 💤
18/04/2020

This is how our weekend in lockdown is looking ... 💤

#tbt to Gerardo Dottori: The Futurist View held at the Estorick Collection in 2014.Gerardo Dottori (1884-1977) was one o...
16/04/2020
Gerardo Dottori: The Futurist View - Estorick Collection

#tbt to Gerardo Dottori: The Futurist View held at the Estorick Collection in 2014.

Gerardo Dottori (1884-1977) was one of the pivotal figures of Italian Futurism during the inter-war years. His expansive and intensely poetic visions of the Umbrian landscape, viewed from above, were among the earliest and most striking examples of ‘aeropainting’ – the dominant trend within Futurist art throughout the 1930s, exploring the dynamic perspectives offered by flight.

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Gerardo Dottori (1884-1977) was one of the pivotal figures of Italian Futurism during the inter-war years. His expansive and intensely poetic visions of the Umbrian landscape, viewed from above, were among the earliest and most striking examples of ‘aeropainting’ – the dominant trend within Fu...

15/04/2020
Outer Space Activity

Futurist artist Tullio Crali loved the idea of art in outer space! 🛰️🚀

Here's some instructions to experiment making your own space sculpture!

1 - Find a sheet of tin foil
2 - Separate it into 5 pieces and try...
3 - Smoothing and folding it into shapes
4 - Screwing it up- loosely and tightly
5 - Twisting it into interesting forms
6 - Fill a bowl with water and see how each object floats/ sinks
7 - Light them up with a torch and take photos or draw it

📌Top Tip - Try joining or balancing your sculptures on one another

🔶Experiment- Add food colouring or bath products to change the water.

Show us what you've made by tagging us Estorick Collection #artindoors

We hope you are having a happy Easter Sunday indoors or... on the balcony!Giacomo Balla. Portrait of Fontana, 1907
12/04/2020

We hope you are having a happy Easter Sunday indoors or... on the balcony!

Giacomo Balla. Portrait of Fontana, 1907

09/04/2020
Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life

With the museum currently closed in line with government guidelines, we are bringing Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life to you. An illuminating series of bite-size introductions to the exhibition by its two curators now enables virtual visitors to experience the exhibition remotely and for free through video content regularly released over the coming weeks.

08/04/2020
Depero Images

Join us to make some Futurist art indoors!

1 - Find some recycled card 📦🛍🏷
2 - Cut out different geometric shapes ✂️
3 - Fill in the shapes with patterns and colours 🖍
4 - Arrange to make a character or picture🤖
5 - Take a photo 📸

🔍 Search Fortunato Depero’s artworks online to give you some ideas.

📌 Top-Tip- Some recycled cartons are silver inside!

Tag @Estorick Collection #artindoors to share what you've made 📣

You can still order from our online shop and have the best of modern Italian art delivered at your doorstep!  The fully ...
06/04/2020

You can still order from our online shop and have the best of modern Italian art delivered at your doorstep!

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue of Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life is on sale for just £10.95 instead of £14.95.

Design: Studio Bergini

http://bit.ly/2TuDGlC

Emilio Greco died #onthisday in 1995.Strongly influenced by Etruscan, Greek and Roman art, Greco is best known for his p...
05/04/2020

Emilio Greco died #onthisday in 1995.

Strongly influenced by Etruscan, Greek and Roman art, Greco is best known for his powerful portrait busts and sensual nudes that are classicised yet volumetric, often characterised by perfectly rounded heads.

Crali was an aeropainter avant la lettre, having explored aeronautical motifs in some of his earliest Futurist works. Th...
03/04/2020

Crali was an aeropainter avant la lettre, having explored aeronautical motifs in some of his earliest Futurist works. This complex and immersive work constitutes a prototype of Crali’s most famous aeropainting of all, Nose-diving on the City.

Tullio Crali, Roarings of an Aeroplane, 1927

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Tullio Crali struggled to comprehend Futurism’s sophisticated pictorial theories as a youngster, but was impatient to ex...
02/04/2020

Tullio Crali struggled to comprehend Futurism’s sophisticated pictorial theories as a youngster, but was impatient to experiment, and soon began to apply his still rudimentary knowledge of Futurist aesthetics to his own creations, characterising the initial results as “drawings and watercolours employing stylised geometric forms”.

The Tempest – Crali’s first Futurist work – reflects this approach with its zigzagging lightning bolts and jagged, angular waves and it is focused on an appropriately turbulent aspect of the natural world – yet curiously devoid of any mechanical elements.

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Massimo Campigli, Woman at Loom, 1951, Estorick Collection.Are there any hobbies you are cultivating during the quaranti...
01/04/2020

Massimo Campigli, Woman at Loom, 1951, Estorick Collection.

Are there any hobbies you are cultivating during the quarantine?

“Anyone who has experienced flight [...] will be familiar with the way in which being aloft leads to a newfound serenity...
31/03/2020

“Anyone who has experienced flight [...] will be familiar with the way in which being aloft leads to a newfound serenity of thought and temperament […]. Flying changes one’s physical and spiritual condition. This is the essence of aeropainting” – Tullio Crali

T. Crali, Flying at High Altitude, 1929, private collection

Fortunato Depero was born #onthisday in 1892.Depero first encountered Futurism in 1913 at an exhibition of drawings and ...
30/03/2020

Fortunato Depero was born #onthisday in 1892.

Depero first encountered Futurism in 1913 at an exhibition of drawings and sculpture by Umberto Boccioni in Rome. He subsequently met Marinetti and other Futurist artists.
Shortly after he was invited to join the group he held his first one-man show in Rome, and published the influential manifesto Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe with Giacomo Balla, his mentor.

"We Futurist, Balla and Depero, seek to realise this total fusion in order to reconstruct the universe by making it more joyful, in other words by an integral re-creation. We will give skeleton and flesh to the invisible, the impalpable, the imponderable and the imperceptible. We will find abstract equivalents for all the forms and elements of the universe, and then we will combine them according to the caprice of our inspiration, to shape plastic complexes which we will set in motion."
Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero
Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, 1915

“My art changes form, but not substance. A lack of faith in mankind leads me to turn my attention to nature. I search ou...
25/03/2020

“My art changes form, but not substance. A lack of faith in mankind leads me to turn my attention to nature. I search out serenity in everything; I try to discover the movements of nature and to express its vitality. It is the Futurist principle of ‘universal dynamism’ that is striving to take form. There is no change of ideology.” Tullio Crali

Tullio Crali, Vegetable Volumes, 1948

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24/03/2020
Tullio Crali, The Forces of the Bend, 1930

Exhibition curator Christopher Adams introduces the painting "The Forces of the Bend" (1930).

The work is featured in our exhibition Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life, originally planned to be on display until 11 April 2020.

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Can you spot the two lovers in this drawing by Renato Guttuso?#MuseumFromHome
23/03/2020

Can you spot the two lovers in this drawing by Renato Guttuso?

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Happy #MothersDay! 💐Giorgio Morandi, Vase of Flowers, 1924
22/03/2020

Happy #MothersDay! 💐

Giorgio Morandi, Vase of Flowers, 1924

Even the Futurists practice #socialdistancing.
20/03/2020

Even the Futurists practice #socialdistancing.

Estorick Collection's cover photo
19/03/2020

Estorick Collection's cover photo

Our online shop is still open, grab a copy of our exhibition catalogue Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life while you can! http...
19/03/2020

Our online shop is still open, grab a copy of our exhibition catalogue Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life while you can!

http://bit.ly/2TuDGlC

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39A Canonbury Square
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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 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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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