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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Giuditta Scalini (1912-1966) – the only female artist represented in the Estorick Collection – was born in Como. She met...
07/05/2021

Giuditta Scalini (1912-1966) – the only female artist represented in the Estorick Collection – was born in Como. She met Massimo Campigli in 1935, who described her as being “beautiful, athletic, timid, morose, embarrassed, embarrassing”, and they married in 1937.

Although influenced by Campigli, she had a personal and distinctive style of her own, akin to Etruscan and Mayan imagery, as well as the art of the Nuragic civilisation of Sardinia.

🤸 Giuditta Scalini, Acrobats, 1950

Giuditta Scalini (1912-1966) – the only female artist represented in the Estorick Collection – was born in Como. She met Massimo Campigli in 1935, who described her as being “beautiful, athletic, timid, morose, embarrassed, embarrassing”, and they married in 1937.

Although influenced by Campigli, she had a personal and distinctive style of her own, akin to Etruscan and Mayan imagery, as well as the art of the Nuragic civilisation of Sardinia.

🤸 Giuditta Scalini, Acrobats, 1950

Just two weeks left to our reopening on Wednesday 19 May!⠀Advance booking is required, admission ticket includes entry t...
05/05/2021

Just two weeks left to our reopening on Wednesday 19 May!⠀

Advance booking is required, admission ticket includes entry to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 as well as to our permanent collection.

https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Just two weeks left to our reopening on Wednesday 19 May!⠀

Advance booking is required, admission ticket includes entry to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 as well as to our permanent collection.

https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

It's #InternationalWorkersDay!This painting by Italian artist Renato Guttuso has an almost documentary or reportage qual...
01/05/2021

It's #InternationalWorkersDay!

This painting by Italian artist Renato Guttuso has an almost documentary or reportage quality to it so that the subject appears to be drawn directly from life, even if the ‘hero’ depicted remains symbolic, nameless and unidentified.

Beyond the political or propagandistic aspects of the painting, the work is a fine example of Guttuso’s style. The palette is simple yet striking, while the extreme foreshortening of the figure recalls Mantegna’s Dead Christ, and Guttuso often drew from such famous Renaissance works.

🎨Renato Guttuso, Death of a Hero, 1953

It's #InternationalWorkersDay!

This painting by Italian artist Renato Guttuso has an almost documentary or reportage quality to it so that the subject appears to be drawn directly from life, even if the ‘hero’ depicted remains symbolic, nameless and unidentified.

Beyond the political or propagandistic aspects of the painting, the work is a fine example of Guttuso’s style. The palette is simple yet striking, while the extreme foreshortening of the figure recalls Mantegna’s Dead Christ, and Guttuso often drew from such famous Renaissance works.

🎨Renato Guttuso, Death of a Hero, 1953

Luigi Russolo was born #onthisday in 1885.Russolo was born into a musical family but decided to become a painter upon mo...
30/04/2021

Luigi Russolo was born #onthisday in 1885.

Russolo was born into a musical family but decided to become a painter upon moving to Milan at the age of sixteen. He first exhibited a group of etchings in 1909 at the Famiglia Artistica, where he met Boccioni and Carrà. Together they persuaded Marinetti of the potential for Futurist painting.

🖼️Russolo, Movements of a Woman, 1913

Luigi Russolo was born #onthisday in 1885.

Russolo was born into a musical family but decided to become a painter upon moving to Milan at the age of sixteen. He first exhibited a group of etchings in 1909 at the Famiglia Artistica, where he met Boccioni and Carrà. Together they persuaded Marinetti of the potential for Futurist painting.

🖼️Russolo, Movements of a Woman, 1913

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! The museum is planning to reopen to the public on Wednesday 19 May.  As...
29/04/2021

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

The museum is planning to reopen to the public on Wednesday 19 May. As well as our permanent collection our temporary exhibition will be on display, Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926 - 1976.

Book your tickets in advance: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🔹 Emanuele Luzzati, Moscow 58 fabric sample, 1958 Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.⠀

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

The museum is planning to reopen to the public on Wednesday 19 May. As well as our permanent collection our temporary exhibition will be on display, Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926 - 1976.

Book your tickets in advance: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🔹 Emanuele Luzzati, Moscow 58 fabric sample, 1958 Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.⠀

Ottone Rosai was born #onthisday in 1895.Born in Florence, Rosai was educated at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts, but wa...
28/04/2021

Ottone Rosai was born #onthisday in 1895.

Born in Florence, Rosai was educated at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts, but was expelled following a disagreement with a teacher. In 1913 an exhibition of his work was visited by the Futurists; according to Rosai, “They invited me to join them and from that very day I became a militant Futurist.”

Ottone Rosai, Man Waiting, 1919

Ottone Rosai was born #onthisday in 1895.

Born in Florence, Rosai was educated at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts, but was expelled following a disagreement with a teacher. In 1913 an exhibition of his work was visited by the Futurists; according to Rosai, “They invited me to join them and from that very day I became a militant Futurist.”

Ottone Rosai, Man Waiting, 1919

The MITA archive includes a full-colour design dated December 1929 for the Lottatori (Wrestlers) rug designed by the Pal...
27/04/2021

The MITA archive includes a full-colour design dated December 1929 for the Lottatori (Wrestlers) rug designed by the Palermo-born artist Alberto Bevilacqua, which was featured in the Sala degli atleti (Athletes' Hall) that he organized for the IV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa e Industriale Moderna that opened in Monza on 15 May 1930.

🤼 Alberto Bevilacqua, Design for Wrestlers rug, 1929. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

Tickets for our show Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 are available for booking through our website: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

The MITA archive includes a full-colour design dated December 1929 for the Lottatori (Wrestlers) rug designed by the Palermo-born artist Alberto Bevilacqua, which was featured in the Sala degli atleti (Athletes' Hall) that he organized for the IV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Decorativa e Industriale Moderna that opened in Monza on 15 May 1930.

🤼 Alberto Bevilacqua, Design for Wrestlers rug, 1929. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

Tickets for our show Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 are available for booking through our website: https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

The second part of our series of two online talks Giorgio Morandi: Through Light and Shade is coming up on Thursday 6 Ma...
25/04/2021

The second part of our series of two online talks Giorgio Morandi: Through Light and Shade is coming up on Thursday 6 May! The event is free but must be booked in advance. https://bit.ly/3gBKdGH

And if you missed the first talk, you can catch up with the recording, that is now available on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gW3VjSp2RUc

🎨 Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1929

The second part of our series of two online talks Giorgio Morandi: Through Light and Shade is coming up on Thursday 6 May! The event is free but must be booked in advance. https://bit.ly/3gBKdGH

And if you missed the first talk, you can catch up with the recording, that is now available on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/gW3VjSp2RUc

🎨 Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1929

Differently from Luzzati, Eugenio Carmi was an aesthetically more avant-garde artist, better suited to exploring the exp...
24/04/2021

Differently from Luzzati, Eugenio Carmi was an aesthetically more avant-garde artist, better suited to exploring the expressive potential of mass production. Carmi's work for MITA was in fact based on operational procedures with which he had already experimented at the iron and steel company Cornigliano ILVA/Italsider (where he served as artistic director from 1956 to 1965) and informed by his experiences at the Galleria del Deposito, which he founded in 1963 with the Gruppo Cooperativo di Boccadasse (Cooperative Group of Boccadasse).

🧵Eugenio Carmi, Fabric Design, 1954-55

Differently from Luzzati, Eugenio Carmi was an aesthetically more avant-garde artist, better suited to exploring the expressive potential of mass production. Carmi's work for MITA was in fact based on operational procedures with which he had already experimented at the iron and steel company Cornigliano ILVA/Italsider (where he served as artistic director from 1956 to 1965) and informed by his experiences at the Galleria del Deposito, which he founded in 1963 with the Gruppo Cooperativo di Boccadasse (Cooperative Group of Boccadasse).

🧵Eugenio Carmi, Fabric Design, 1954-55

With the easing of the lockdown restrictions all those glamorous outfits won't be used only for walking the dog. ✨Come v...
23/04/2021

With the easing of the lockdown restrictions all those glamorous outfits won't be used only for walking the dog. ✨

Come visit us, we are reopening on 19 May. Visit our website to book in advance. https://bit.ly/31D1uH5

#flashbackfriday to our 2014 exhibition Marcello Geppetti: The Years of La Dolce Vita.

📷 Marcello Geppetti, Audrey Hepburn, Rome 1961. MGMC & Solares Fondazione delle Arti.

With the easing of the lockdown restrictions all those glamorous outfits won't be used only for walking the dog. ✨

Come visit us, we are reopening on 19 May. Visit our website to book in advance. https://bit.ly/31D1uH5

#flashbackfriday to our 2014 exhibition Marcello Geppetti: The Years of La Dolce Vita.

📷 Marcello Geppetti, Audrey Hepburn, Rome 1961. MGMC & Solares Fondazione delle Arti.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Collection from Wednesday 19 May! Please book your tickets in advance onlin...
19/04/2021

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Collection from Wednesday 19 May!

Please book your tickets in advance online. Admission includes entry to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976, as well as to our permanent collection. https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🧶 Tomaso Buzzi, Design for Labyrinth rug, c.1930. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Collection from Wednesday 19 May!

Please book your tickets in advance online. Admission includes entry to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976, as well as to our permanent collection. https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

🧶 Tomaso Buzzi, Design for Labyrinth rug, c.1930. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

In 1917 Carlo Carrà together with Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio (de Chirico's brother) and Filippo De Pisis formed...
18/04/2021

In 1917 Carlo Carrà together with Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio (de Chirico's brother) and Filippo De Pisis formed the short-lived Scuola metafisica. Much impressed by de Chirico's Metaphysical imagery, Carrà began to create his own paintings depicting enigmatic interiors and city squares.

These prepared the way for the consciously naïve figurative style Carrà evolved after his break with de Chirico, and throughout the 1920s he adopted a naturalistic approach that remained essentially unchanged until his death.

🖼️ Carlo Carrà, Metaphysical Figure and Landscape, 1918

In 1917 Carlo Carrà together with Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio (de Chirico's brother) and Filippo De Pisis formed the short-lived Scuola metafisica. Much impressed by de Chirico's Metaphysical imagery, Carrà began to create his own paintings depicting enigmatic interiors and city squares.

These prepared the way for the consciously naïve figurative style Carrà evolved after his break with de Chirico, and throughout the 1920s he adopted a naturalistic approach that remained essentially unchanged until his death.

🖼️ Carlo Carrà, Metaphysical Figure and Landscape, 1918

Spring Skipping! 🌼Recycle your plastic bags to create skipping ropes for spring with some helpful instructions from our ...
16/04/2021

Spring Skipping! 🌼

Recycle your plastic bags to create skipping ropes for spring with some helpful instructions from our Duke of Edinburgh's Award students Anna and Elodie!

You will need:
Plastic bags (3 or 4)
Sticky tape- sellotape/ masking tape/ duct tape

Instructions:
1) Cut the plastic bags open so they are one flat piece.
2) Cut off the handles
3) Cut the bag into strips lengthways until you have 24 strips
4) Tie 2 strips together and repeat until you have 12 long strips
5) Tie 6 long strips together at the end in a knot and tape the top to the back of a chair and repeat for the other 6
6) Plait the strips together in 3 sections
7) Repeat this so you have 2 long thick braids and tie them together
8) Put tape around both ends to make a handle

A multifaceted and serious artist, Luzzati worked in a number of spheres throughout his career, ranging from scenography...
14/04/2021

A multifaceted and serious artist, 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.

🍸 Emanuele Luzzati, Cinzano scarf, n. d. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura, Genoa.

A multifaceted and serious artist, 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.

🍸 Emanuele Luzzati, Cinzano scarf, n. d. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura, Genoa.

🏇 Mario Sironi, Horse with Geometric Rider, c.1914
10/04/2021

🏇 Mario Sironi, Horse with Geometric Rider, c.1914

🏇 Mario Sironi, Horse with Geometric Rider, c.1914

The Estorick Collection is planning to reopen to the public on 19 May and tickets are now available for pre-booking. Adm...
08/04/2021

The Estorick Collection is planning to reopen to the public on 19 May and tickets are now available for pre-booking.

Admission includes entry to our permanent collection as well as to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976, on display until 30 June 2021.

🎟️ https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

The Estorick Collection is planning to reopen to the public on 19 May and tickets are now available for pre-booking.

Admission includes entry to our permanent collection as well as to the temporary exhibition Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976, on display until 30 June 2021.

🎟️ https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

Gino Severini was born #onthisday in 1883.⠀⠀ “Was I closer to the Cubist or to the Futurist idiom? I confess that I did ...
07/04/2021

Gino Severini was born #onthisday in 1883.⠀

“Was I closer to the Cubist or to the Futurist idiom? I confess that I did not worry about such matters at all. Like Picasso, I did not consider these ‘isms’ of any great importance.”

📸 Gino Severini in 1913 at the opening night of his exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery, London⠀

Gino Severini was born #onthisday in 1883.⠀

“Was I closer to the Cubist or to the Futurist idiom? I confess that I did not worry about such matters at all. Like Picasso, I did not consider these ‘isms’ of any great importance.”

📸 Gino Severini in 1913 at the opening night of his exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery, London⠀

Happy Easter from the Estorick Collection! 🐣Enrico Paulucci delle Roncole, Design for Seagulls scarf,1960, Archivio MITA...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from the Estorick Collection! 🐣

Enrico Paulucci delle Roncole, Design for Seagulls scarf,1960, Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura, Genoa.⠀

Happy Easter from the Estorick Collection! 🐣

Enrico Paulucci delle Roncole, Design for Seagulls scarf,1960, Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura, Genoa.⠀

03/04/2021

EASTER EGG HUNT 🥚

We have been lucky to have some extra help from creative students Anna and Elodie who have been busy showing us how to make an Easter egg hunt as part of their Duke of Edinburgh's award.

Follow the instructions to make your own with family or friends this Easter weekend!

You will need:
♻️ Recycled card or cardboard
✂️ Scissors
🖍️ Colouring pens or pencils
🧵 String or washing line
📎 Pegs

1 - Draw 10 egg shapes onto a piece of cardboard
2 - Cut out the shapes with scissors
3 - Decorate them with different patterns
4 - Number them 1-10
5 - Hide them around your home or park
6 - Tie up your string or washing line ready to peg the eggs up
7 - Start your Easter egg hunt!

Top Tip: What other items or spring creatures could be hiding on your hunt? 🐣

Spring seems finally to have sprung and with the lockdown beginning to ease, it is time to start filling our diaries wit...
02/04/2021

Spring seems finally to have sprung and with the lockdown beginning to ease, it is time to start filling our diaries with exciting things to do! 🌼

We are planning to reopen to the public on 19 May and we are thrilled to announce that tickets to visit the museum and our Italian Threads exhibition are now back on sale. -> https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

👗 Gio Ponti, Design for Dresses rug, c.1940. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

Spring seems finally to have sprung and with the lockdown beginning to ease, it is time to start filling our diaries with exciting things to do! 🌼

We are planning to reopen to the public on 19 May and we are thrilled to announce that tickets to visit the museum and our Italian Threads exhibition are now back on sale. -> https://bit.ly/3i4TjsG

👗 Gio Ponti, Design for Dresses rug, c.1940. Archivio MITA, Nervi, on loan to Wolfsoniana – Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa.

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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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Friday 11:00 - 18:00
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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