This autumn, the Estorick’s entire collection of modern Italian art goes on show throughout the museum’s six galleries.
Rarely seen in full, the collection was formed by Eric and Salome Estorick in the immediate post-war period and comprises some 120 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by many of the most prominent Italian artists of the modernist era, including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi and Gino Severini.
Grouped thematically and spotlighting movements such as Futurism and metaphysical art, the display also features works by major sculptors such as Marino Marini and Giacomo Manzù, and imagery by painters to whom the Estoricks were particularly close, including Massimo Campigli, Renato Guttuso and Zoran Music. Other artists such as Modigliani and Mario Sironi are also the subjects of focused displays.
Additionally, the exhibition features a selection of striking volumes from the museum’s library, including a number of rare futurist manifestos and journals.
The exhibition represents an unmissable opportunity to explore what has been described as 'one of the finest collections of early 20th-century Italian art anywhere in the world'.
To complement Estorick Collection Uncut the museum is displaying a selection of new works by artist Paul Coldwell.