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John Piper Curator’s Tour
23rd October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Piper is one of the most prolific and versatile British artists of the 20th Century. The Museum’s gallery features works from private and public collections, many on display for the first time, which demonstrate Piper’s outstanding ability to diversify from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics.
The gallery is shining a spotlight on Piper’s Stones and Bones portfolio. Published in 1978, this ambitious set of 27 prints reproduced the artist’s work across a wide range of media, including drawings, sketchbooks, collages and photographs. Piper called the portfolio Stones and Bones, to reflect his belief that objects in the landscape take on the character of the human figure. On display will be a selection of prints from a rare copy of the portfolio which illustrates the breadth of Piper’s interests, his mastery of printing and his fascination with objects in the landscape which go unnoticed, from neglected ruins to hidden church monuments.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for a tour of the Piper Gallery and insight into John Piper’s work with one of the Museum’s Curators.