The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 24, 2014


A century of St. Ives art, from 1840 to 1940, goes on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum
John Mogford, Summer Moonrise, St Ives.
TRURO.- A new exhibition has opened at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro that showcases the evolution of St Ives art from 1840 to 1940.

Curated by leading St Ives art expert and collector David Tovey, who has written eight books on the subject, the paintings on display include a number of rarely seen early works that give a glimpse of the mining, fishing and shipbuilding industries that brought the town prosperity in the first half of the nineteenth century. Of considerable interest is one of the harbour beach at St Ives swarming with townsfolk busy unloading pilchards from seine boats after a massive catch.

From the pre-colony period, artists featured include the Royal Academicians, Edward William Cooke, who visited the town in 1848, and James Clarke Hook, who was one of the first to take advantage of the completed rail link in 1860. There is also much of topographical interest in these early works - John Mogford's 'Summer Moonrise, St Ives', for example, shows the old mine engine house on Pednolva Point, which was later converted into an artist's studio. The stand-out work from the pre-colony period, however, is the large 'Fish Sale, St Ives', painted by Alberto Ludovici Jnr in 1883 - a year before Stanhope Forbes' far better known depiction of the scene at Newlyn.

The St Ives art colony was formed in 1885 when artists began to make the town their permanent home – providing a much needed boost to the local economy as traditional industries dramatically declined. The exhibition features not only some of the British artists, like Adrian Stokes, Julius Olsson, Dorothea Sharp, Charles Simpson, John Park, Arthur Hayward and Borlase Smart, who were key figures in the colony, but also artists from overseas who, whilst remaining relatively unknown in this country, became leading figures in their home nations. Americans Frederick Judd Waugh and Elmer Schofield, Australians Richard Hayley Lever, Charles Bryant and Sir William Ashton, Canadian Harry Britton and Frenchman Henri Valensi all enjoyed great artistic success and were drawn to St Ives because of its worldwide reputation as a centre for the practice and teaching of landscape and marine painting.

David Tovey's interest in St Ives art was inspired by the fact that his great grandfather, William Titcomb, was one of the early settlers in the St Ives colony, and the exhibition includes Titcomb's work 'Gull Nesting’, showing boys plundering nests on the cliffs by Hor Point, near St Ives.

He said: “This exhibition, which combines works from my own collection and that of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, provides not only an interesting overview of what I consider to be the heyday of representational art in Britain's premier art colony, but also highlights some of its less known and neglected aspects during a period of great change.”

‘A Century of St Ives Art’ will run at the Royal Cornwall Museum in River Street, Truro, throughout 2013.



Today's News

November 24, 2012

Highlights from Sotheby's Old Master Paintings and Drawings Sales travel to Hong Kong

Beatles for sale: Tape Decca rejected resurfaces and is being auctioned by the Fame Bureau

Sotheby's Paris announces Impressionist & Modern Art Sale including two masterpieces by Picasso

After four years in the making, first major Francis Bacon exhibition in Australia opens

Internment camp letters, where 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry lived, found in Denver building

Christie's shares remarkable family insights into Djahanguir Riahi, an impassioned collector

Bonhams sets world record of £603,837 for an exceptional Leica Lexus 1 camera from 1930

Oklahoma Art League donates Nellie Shepherd's Lottie to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

A century of St. Ives art, from 1840 to 1940, goes on show at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Che Guevara: Images of the Revolution - Photographs from the Skrein Photo Collection opens at MdM Rupertinum

Humphrey Ocean: A handbook of modern life opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London

New images of important ancient sites in the Mediterranean by Domingo Milella on view at Brancolini Grimaldi

Record bids for orders and memorabilia from the Tsarist Empire at Hermann Historica oHG

New paintings by Bodil Nielsen on view at Galleri Lars Olsen in Copenhagen

9.26 Carat GIA D/IF Type IIa diamond highlights Heritage Auctions jewelry event

The Royal Academy of Arts wins the Walpole Award for British Cultural Excellence 2012

Argentina exhibit combats violence against women

Mead Carney announces a solo exhibition of work by Italian artist Brigitte Niedermair

Valencian Institute for Modern Art opens retrospective 'The Muses of Juan Ripollés'

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly discovered Imperial Fabergé Easter egg: A critical note from a Fabergé collector

2.- Tate opens most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Matisse's paper cut-outs

3.- First North American survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens at Brooklyn Museum

4.- The importance of sky studies in landscape art is the subject of the first exhibition in a new Morgan series

5.- Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

6.- Retrospective is the first to encompass Sigmar Polke's works across all mediums

7.- Exhibition presents 100 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina

8.- Lost treasure found after almost 100 years: Wartski exhibits missing Fabergé egg

9.- Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

10.- Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Habsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to the U.S.



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site