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Home and Garden

20 Feb 2007 – 23 Jun 2007

Geffrye Museum

London, United Kingdom

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This major exhibition will explore the representation of urban domestic interiors and gardens in paintings during the twentieth century. It will pick up where the Geffrye's acclaimed exhibitions of the same name, which covered the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, left off. Again, the focus will be on the valued domestic spaces of the middle-classes rather than those of Royalty or the aristocracy. It will bring together pieces from collections across the UK to be shown not simply as works of art, but interpreted as historical documents with detailed evidence for understanding the nature of middle-class domestic interiors and gardens. Works by both famous artists, including Walter Sickert, Carel Weight, Paul Nash and Patrick Caulfield, and those who are less well-known, such as John Pearce and Stuart Pearson Wright, will be displayed in two groups of about 40 paintings and drawings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour catalogue.

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