Artists

Giacomo Balla

Giorgio De Chirico

Enrico Prampolini

Giorgio Morandi

Carlo Carra

Renato Guttuso

Umberto Boccioni

Gerardo Dottori

Ardengo Soffici

Lucio Fontana

Bruno Munari

Marino Marini

Luigi Russolo

Giacomo Manzu

Gino Severini

Emilio Vedova

Mario Sironi

Fortunato Depero

Mario Giacomelli

Zoran Music

Fillia

Ugo Mulas

El Lissitsky

Mario Tozzi

Renato Birolli

Tullio Crali

Massimo Campigli

Mauro Reggiani

Piero Dorazio

Alberto Burri

John Heartfield

Emilio Greco

Mino Maccari

Mimmo Jodice

Franco Grignani

Osvaldo Licini

Achille Perilli

Nino Migliori

Fausto Melotti

Fausto Pirandello

Nicolay Diulgheroff

Felice Casorati

Mario Radice

Giorgio Casali

Giuseppe Capogrossi

Amedeo Modigliani

Arturo Martini

Giuseppe Cavalli

Hannah Hoch

Luigi Veronesi

Tato

Aaron Williamson

Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg

Ladislav Sutnar

Mike Marshall

Mikhail Matiushin

Marcello Geppetti

Luigi Ghirri

Manlio Rho

Luigi Senesi

Mimmo Paladino

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Mimmo Rotella

Lyubov Popova

Luke Elwes

Mino Delle Site

Maga

Marcello Piacentini

Michael Kruger

Mark Wallinger

Luca Buvoli

Louise Camrass

Lino Mannocci

Leoncillo Leonardi

Lawrence Atkinson

Marion Coutts

mario-mafai

Laslo Moholy-Nagy

Lala Meredith-Vula

Mario Gabinio

Mauro Cappelletti

Mario Dondero

Medardo Rosso

Mario Cresci

Merlin James

Michael Craig-Martin

Luigi Martinati

Mario Merz

Ottavio Missoni

Nanda Lanfranco

Umberto Di Lazzaro

stewart

Susan Trangmar

Sydney Carline

Thomas Eakins

Thomas Lamb

Thomas Newbolt

Tim Stoner

Timothy Hyman

Toby Glanville

tono-zancanaro

Tony Bevan

Tony Cragg

Uliano Lucas

Umberto Mastroianni

Sophy Rickett

Varvara Stepanova

Verossi

Victor Willing

Virgilio Retrosi

Vittorio Sella

Vittorio Zecchin

Willi Baumeister

William Joseph Brunell

William Roberts

William Scott

Wladimiro Tulli

Wladyslaw Strzeminski

Wyndham Lewis

Stephen Johnstone

Sol LeWitt

Niamh O'Malley

Piergiorgio Branzi

Nino Vitali

Olga Rozanova

Oskar Schlemmer

Keith Roberts

Ottone Rosai

P Ferro

Paolo Mussat Sartor

Paolo Pellion

Paolo Scheggi

Pat Naldi

Patrick Caulfield

Paul Coldwell

Paul Winstanley

Piero Manzoni

Sigrid Holmwood

Piero Pizzi Cannella

Piet Zwart

Pietro Donzelli

Pietro Melandri

Primo Conti

Rachel Whiteread

Renato di Bosso

Richard Billingham

Romeo Bevilacqua

Rosita Missoni

Salvatore Meli

Sandro Becchetti

Shauna McMullan

Kit Wise

A Sacchi

Kazimir Malevich

Corrado Govoni

Aurelio Amendola

Ben Nicholson

Benedetta Marinetti

boyd-webb

Brighid Lowe

Bruno Tano

Carla Accardi

Carlo Zauli

Catherine Burge

Christopher Le Brun

Claudio Abate

Corrado Cagli

C.R.W. Nevison

Attilio Maranzano

Dadamaino

Dante Baldelli

David Bomberg

David Hockney

Denis Masi

Derek Shiel

Diego Mazzonelli

Dunill and O'Brien

Eadward Muybridge

Edward Allington

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Edward Wadsworth

El Lissitzky

Augusto Pedrini

Atanasio Soldati

Emanuele Lomiry

Alex Lowery

Adam Chodzko

Adolfo Wildt

Afro

Agostino Bonalumi

Alberto Di Fabio

Alberto Magnelli

Alberto Mastroianni

Alberto Montacchini

Alberto Savinio

Aldo Mazza

Aldo Schmid

Alessandro Bruschetti

Alexandr Rodchenko

Arturo Zavattini

Alfredo Ambrosi

Aligi Sassu

Alison Turnbull

Alison Wilding

Amanda Currie

Andrzej Jackowski

Angelo Morbelli

Angelo Torchi

Anton Giulio Bragaglia

Antonio Boggeri

Arturo Bragaglia

Arturo Di Stefano

Arturo Tosi

Elisabetta Catalano

Ennio Morlotti

Jordan Baseman

Harold Edgerton

Giuseppe Preziosi

Giuseppe Raverta

Giuseppe Santomaso

Giuseppe Spagnulo

Giuseppe Vivani

Giuseppe Wenter Marini

Giuseppe Zigaina

Gjon Mili

Glenys Johnson

Graham Ellard

Guilio Turcato

Gustav Klucis

Hayley Newman

Giulio Gigli

Helen Saunders

Henryk Berlewi

Herbert Bayer

Ida Barbarigo

Ivo Pannaggi

Jacob Epstein

Jaki Irvine

Jean Arp

Johannes Bader

John Kindness

John Riddy

Johnnie Shand Kydd

Jonathan Shaw

Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo

Giuditta Scalini

Enrica Borghi

franco-garelli

Enrico Castellani

Ernest Brooks

Ernesto Thayaht

Etienne-Jules Marey

Ettore Colla

Ettore de Conciliis

Euan Uglow

Federico Garolla

Federico Zandomeneghi

Ferdinando Scianna

Filipo De Pisis

Fiona Crisp

Fonderie Fratelli Perani

Fratelli Alinari

Giovanni Segantini

Gabriele Basilico

Gaetano Previati

Geoff Uglow

George Grosz

Gianfranco Gorgoni

Gianni Berengo Gardin

Gianni Pellegrini

Gianni Piacentino

Gino Barssoti

Gino Ghiringhelli

Giorgio Avigdor

Giorgio Colombo

Giovanni Korompay

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

FRANCO GRIGNANI

5 July 2017 - 10 September 2017

Best known for his swirling ‘Woolmark’ logo, Franco Grignani (1908-1999) was an extraordinary graphic designer and artist whose dazzling works anticipated many of the key ideas and visual characteristics of Op Art by several years.

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GIACOMO BALLA

5 April 2017 - 25 June 2017

Organised in collaboration with the Biagiotti Cigna Collection, this major exhibition presented a career-spanning retrospective of one of Italian Futurism's most important and consistently inventive artists. Encompassing his early Divisionist imagery, iconic Futurist paintings and examples of his distinctive work in the sphere of the applied arts, it offered a comprehensive survey of Balla's multifaceted activity between the years 1895 and 1958, including many works rarely seen outside Italy.

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SYDNEY CARLINE ERNEST BROOKS WILLIAM JOSEPH BRUNELL KEITH ROBERTS

13 January 2017 - 19 March 2017

Following an extensive refurbishment of the museum, the Estorick Collection reopened with a major exhibition of rarely seen works documenting the role of British forces in Italy during the First World War. Comprising the imagery of official war artists and photographers, it highlighted a forgotten aspect of Britain’s involvement in the conflict.

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MAURO CAPPELLETTI DIEGO MAZZONELLI GIANNI PELLEGRINI ALDO SCHMID LUIGI SENESI GIUSEPPE WENTER MARINI

13 April 2016 - 31 July 2016

In the autumn of 1976, a group of painters from Italy’s northern Trentino region published their ‘Manifesto of Objective Abstraction’. Reacting against what they considered to be the superficiality of contemporary culture, Mauro Cappelletti, Diego Mazzonelli, Gianni Pellegrini, Aldo Schmid, Luigi Senesi and Giuseppe Wenter Marini called for a renewed attention to the painterly process and its fundamentally abstract concerns.

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GIACOMO MANZU

15 January 2016 - 3 April 2016

A giant of twentieth-century sculpture, Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991) is best known for delicate and moving work focusing predominantly on portraiture and religious imagery. As sensitive to line as to form, his drawings exhibit the same restrained power and sinuous qualities familiar from his more celebrated bas-reliefs and three-dimensional work.

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GIACOMO BALLA UMBERTO BOCCIONI CARLO CARRA GINO SEVERINI ARDENGO SOFFICI LUIGI RUSSOLO GIORGIO DE CHIRICO PIERO PIZZI CANNELLA

23 September 2015 - 20 December 2015

This fascinating exhibition presented the findings of a group of specialist art historians, restorers and scientists who examined key works from the Estorick’s permanent collection. Using the most up-to-date methods employed in the analysis of artworks, they shed new light on the different techniques used by a number of painters, and in some cases even revealed the presence of previously unknown images beneath, or on the back of, the Collection’s masterpieces.

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FAUSTO PIRANDELLO

8 July 2015 - 6 September 2015

Fausto Pirandello was one of the most important and influential painters working in Italy between the 1930s and the 1950s. The son of dramatist Luigi Pirandello, his work expressed a vision of reality that was raw, carnal and unflinchingly objective.

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AMEDEO MODIGLIANI

15 April 2015 - 28 June 2015

One of the acknowledged superstars of twentieth-century art, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is also the best known and most loved of all modern Italian painters. Working at the epicentre of avant-garde experimentation in Paris between 1906 and 1920, he developed an artistic vision that was entirely his own. This exhibition was the first to be devoted to the artist at the Estorick Collection, and focused on his works on paper, showing the spiritual and stylistic development of his portrayal of the human face and form.

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RENATO GUTTUSO

14 January 2015 - 4 April 2015

Renato Guttuso (1911-1987) is one of Italy’s most widely respected modern painters. Towards the end of the 1930s his powerful brand of expressionist realism vividly conveyed the angst of a generation which wanted its art to reflect and engage with the urgency of contemporary life. Rejecting both the formalism of abstract painting and the naturalism advocated by those on the far right of Fascism’s cultural establishment, Guttuso played a key role in forging a style that would go on to dominate Italian art during the immediate post-war years.

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UMBERTO MASTROIANNI ETTORE DE CONCILIIS

24 September 2014 - 20 December 2014

This stimulating exhibition, spanning two millennia, juxtaposed antiquities from the important archaeological site of Ostia Antica, near Rome, with the work of two modern Italian artists: Umberto Mastroianni (1910-1998) and Ettore de Conciliis (b. 1941).

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GERARDO DOTTORI

9 July 2014 - 7 September 2014

Gerardo Dottori (1884-1977) was one of the pivotal figures of Italian Futurism during the inter-war years. His expansive and intensely poetic visions of the Umbrian landscape, viewed from above, were among the earliest and most striking examples of ‘aeropainting’ – the dominant trend within Futurist art throughout the 1930s, exploring the dynamic perspectives offered by flight.

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MARCELLO GEPPETTI ARTURO ZAVATTINI

30 April 2014 - 29 June 2014

The 1950s and ’60s represent a golden era in Italian film, when directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini produced some of their most famous movies. John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall and Liz Taylor, among other Hollywood stars, also frequented the capital as American filmmakers were lured to Rome by the comparative low cost of its Cinecittà studios, where such epic productions as Ben-Hur (1959) and Cleopatra (1963) were shot. In the evenings the focus of Rome’s movie culture – as well as the lenses of its paparazzi – shifted to the bars and restaurants lining the city’s exclusive Via Veneto, the presence of celebrities like Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas and Audrey Hepburn transforming Rome’s streets into ‘an open-air film set’.

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GIORGIO DE CHIRICO

15 January 2014 - 19 April 2014

The visionary work of Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) had an enormous impact on the course of twentieth-century art. His unsettling ‘Metaphysical’ imagery – with its illogical perspectives, looming mannequins and bizarre juxtapositions of objects – anticipated Surrealism’s fascination with the irrational and the workings of the subconscious by many years. Even before the First World War, de Chirico had declared: ‘To be really immortal a work of art must go beyond the limits of the human: good sense and logic will be missing from it. In this way it will come close to the dream state, and also to the mentality of children.’

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EMILIO GRECO ENRICA BORGHI

25 September 2013 - 22 December 2013

Organised to mark the centenary of Emilio Greco’s birth, this exhibition was the first show at the Estorick Collection to be devoted to sculpture.

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GIORGIO CASALI GRAHAM ELLARD STEPHEN JOHNSTONE

22 May 2013 - 8 September 2013

For over thirty years, Giorgio Casali (1913-1995) photographed the work of the greatest post-war Italian architects and designers for Gio Ponti’s famous magazine, the style bible Domus.

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GIORGIO MORANDI NINO MIGLIORI ALBERTO DI FABIO

16 January 2013 - 28 April 2013

The Estorick Collection inaugurated its fifteenth-anniversary year with an exhibition of some 80 etchings and watercolours by the master of poetic understatement, Giorgio Morandi.

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BRUNO MUNARI

19 September 2012 - 23 December 2012

Bruno Munari was one of the most complex, creative and multi-faceted figures of twentieth-century Italian art. This exhibition traced his career from its early years up to the post-war period, when he became a point of reference for a new generation of artists and designers.

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BRUNO MUNARI ENNIO MORLOTTI ATANASIO SOLDATI FRANCO GRIGNANI GINO GHIRINGHELLI MAURO REGGIANI GIUSEPPE CAPOGROSSI AGOSTINO BONALUMI MARIO RADICE MANLIO RHO OSVALDO LICINI ENRICO PRAMPOLINI GUILIO TURCATO PIERO DORAZIO ACHILLE PERILLI RENATO BIROLLI EMILIO VEDOVA LUCIO FONTANA PIERO MANZONI ENRICO CASTELLANI PAOLO SCHEGGI DADAMAINO

27 June 2012 - 9 September 2012

In Astratto explored fifty years of innovation in Italian abstraction, and presented a comprehensive survey of the myriad approaches to the subject that emerged during the key period from 1930 to 1980.

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GIUSEPPE CAVALLI MARIO GIACOMELLI LUIGI VERONESI PIERGIORGIO BRANZI PIETRO DONZELLI

18 April 2012 - 17 June 2012

One of the key figures of twentieth-century Italian photography, Giuseppe Cavalli (1904-1961) is surprisingly little known outside his native country. Reacting against the rhetorical and overblown imagery of the Fascist era, Cavalli’s work is imbued with the intimate poetry of daily life. Best known for his subtle studies of reclining nudes and everyday objects such as bottles, glasses and candlesticks, Cavalli in fact steadfastly subscribed to the principle that ‘the subject has no importance at all’ in the work of art – and indeed such elements were simply vehicles for his true subject: light. This exhibition of delicate and timeless images from the Prelz Oltramonti Collection spanned the artist’s brief career, which ended prematurely with his death at the age of only fifty-seven.

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ALBERTO BURRI

13 January 2012 - 7 April 2012

Alberto Burri (1915-1995) revolutionised the artistic vocabulary of the post-war art world. During the 1950s his celebration of humble materials such as sacking and tar created a new aesthetic, rich in expressive power, that was later to prove decisive for artists associated with the Arte Povera movement. Despite his importance, this exhibition was the first major retrospective of the artist’s work to be held in the United Kingdom. It offered a comprehensive overview of Burri's achievement through works spanning four decades: from rare, figurative pieces of the late 1940s to the ground-breaking abstract works for which he is best known.

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EDWARD MCKNIGHT KAUFFER

14 September 2011 - 18 December 2011

Edward McKnight Kauffer produced some of the most iconic and influential commercial imagery of the early twentieth century. A remarkably versatile artist, his work drew inspiration from a wide variety of styles ranging from Japanese art to Fauvism, Vorticism and Constructivism, and encompassed painting, applied art, interior design and scenography. Yet it remains his celebrated posters created for clients such as London Underground and Shell during the inter-war years for which he remains most famous. Kauffer's pioneering work in the field of graphic design ranks alongside the achievements of fellow avant-garde figures such as T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis, all of whom – like Kauffer – had roots in the United States yet established their careers in London.

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AURELIO AMENDOLA GABRIELE BASILICO SANDRO BECCHETTI GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN ELISABETTA CATALANO GIORGIO COLOMBO MARIO CRESCI MARIO DONDERO FEDERICO GAROLLA LUIGI GHIRRI MARIO GIACOMELLI GIANFRANCO GORGONI MIMMO JODICE NANDA LANFRANCO ULIANO LUCAS ATTILIO MARANZANO NINO MIGLIORI UGO MULAS PAOLO MUSSAT SARTOR PAOLO PELLION FERDINANDO SCIANNA CLAUDIO ABATE

22 June 2011 - 4 September 2011

United Artists of Italy showed twentieth-century Italian art in a new light, presenting the artists through the eyes of some of Italy's most celebrated photographers. The exhibition revealed a visual profile of contemporary art and artists not through their artworks but through faces, poses and expressions. Some 85 photographs were carefully selected from a collection of 250 portraits put together over a period of many years by Brescia-based contemporary art dealer Massimo Minini.

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IDA BARBARIGO ZORAN MUSIC

13 April 2011 - 12 June 2011

Double Portrait told the unusual love story of a beautiful Venetian painter and a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. The Estorick Collection exhibition about husband and wife artists Zoran Music and Ida Barbarigo had a particular resonance because of their relationship with Eric and Salome Estorick.

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GIORGIO DE CHIRICO RENATO GUTTUSO GIORGIO MORANDI RENATO BIROLLI ENRICO PRAMPOLINI FILIPO DE PISIS FORTUNATO DEPERO MASSIMO CAMPIGLI ARTURO MARTINI GIUSEPPE SANTOMASO MARINO MARINI FELICE CASORATI

12 January 2011 - 3 April 2011

Containing works by artists including Filippo de Pisis, Fortunato Depero and Giorgio de Chirico, the collection of Alberto Della Ragione provides an extraordinarily comprehensive overview of Italian Modernism.

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RENATO GUTTUSO TONO-ZANCANARO MARIO-MAFAI MINO MACCARI FRANCO-GARELLI GINO SEVERINI GIACOMO MANZU

22 September 2010 - 19 December 2010

Whilst several major exhibitions have explored the propaganda imagery of Fascist Italy, art produced by those opposed to Mussolini and his regime has received surprisingly little attention. Against Mussolini brought together works produced in Italy and abroad throughout the Fascist era (1922- 43), but focused particularly on the period immediately after the dictator's fall from power following Italy's disastrous Second World War campaign. These last tragic years saw the re-emergence of Mussolini as the puppet leader of a Fascist administration in the north of the country and the onset of a bitter civil war, as the Resistance fought alongside the Allies to restore democracy and liberate Italy from tyranny.

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JOHNNIE SHAND KYDD

1 July 2010 - 12 September 2010

Johnnie Shand Kydd is an acclaimed documentary photographer perhaps best known for his portraits of artist friends such as Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. In 2000 he embarked on a longterm project to capture the dramatic and chaotic world of Naples. Having never visited the city before, he soon developed a relationship with it that he described as 'akin to a drug habit', returning again and again over the next eight years.

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TONY BEVAN ARTURO DI STEFANO LUKE ELWES TIMOTHY HYMAN ANDRZEJ JACKOWSKI MERLIN JAMES GLENYS JOHNSON ALEX LOWERY LINO MANNOCCI THOMAS NEWBOLT

28 April 2010 - 20 June 2010

Another Country brought together ten highly respected contemporary painters: Tony Bevan, Arturo Di Stefano, Luke Elwes, Timothy Hyman, Andrzej Jackowski, Merlin James, Glenys Johnson, Alex Lowery, Lino Mannocci and Thomas Newbolt.

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EADWARD MUYBRIDGE ETIENNE-JULES MAREY GIACOMO BALLA HAROLD EDGERTON GJON MILI UMBERTO BOCCIONI THOMAS EAKINS JONATHAN SHAW

13 January 2010 - 18 April 2010

Although the problem of depicting movement in painting and sculpture had concerned artists for many centuries, the birth of the Futurist movement in 1909 signalled a renewed interest in the subject. Taking as its starting point the Estorick's own collection of Futurist masterpieces, On the Move drew on a wide range of material in many different media to provide an in-depth examination of this complex and fascinating theme.

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PIETRO MELANDRI SALVATORE MELI MARINO MARINI ARTURO MARTINI LUCIO FONTANA LEONCILLO LEONARDI FAUSTO MELOTTI GIUSEPPE SPAGNULO CARLO ZAULI

30 September 2009 - 20 December 2009

Terra Incognita: Italy's Ceramic Revival presented an extraordinary selection of fifty key works drawn from the Bernd and Eva Hockemeyer Collection of twentieth-century Italian ceramic art.

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OTTAVIO MISSONI ROSITA MISSONI

1 July 2009 - 20 September 2009

Missoni is one of the leading and most distinctive fashion houses in the world. The Missoni style has evolved out of a long-standing collaboration between the husband and wife team of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. In the late 1940s, Ottavio Missoni established a workshop producing jersey tracksuits that were sported by the Italian Athletic Team at the 1948 London Olympics, where Ottavio himself qualified for the final of the 400m hurdle race.

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GINO BARSSOTI GIORGIO CASALI UGO MULAS AUGUSTO PEDRINI

29 April 2009 - 21 June 2009

An exhibition of period photographs from the British Architectural Library Photographs Collection. Ever since its inception, photography has profoundly influenced the practice and study of architecture. This was especially true with the advent of Modernism which, during the 1920s, brought architecture and photography into closer alliance than ever before.

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LUCA BUVOLI

14 January 2009 - 19 April 2009

20 February 2009 marked the centenary of the publication of F.T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in the popular Paris newspaper Le Figaro. Although Marinetti himself was a poet, his ideas swiftly attracted artists from other disciplines.

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ENRICO PRAMPOLINI LADISLAV SUTNAR JOHN HEARTFIELD GEORGE GROSZ JOHANNES BADER HANNAH HOCH GUSTAV KLUCIS VARVARA STEPANOVA EL LISSITSKY

24 September 2008 - 21 December 2008

The manipulation of photographic imagery is as old as photography itself, but the modernist conception of photomontage was a radical extension of techniques and creative attitudes that first emerged in Cubist, Futurist and Dadaist collage, in which cut-out photographs and fragments of newsprint from illustrated journals were pasted into drawings and paintings.

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VITTORIO SELLA

25 June 2008 - 14 September 2008

Vittorio Sella was born in 1859 in Biella, about 50 miles north-east of Turin in the foothills of the Italian Alps, not far from the peaks of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa. His father had written the first Italian language treatise on photography in 1856 and his uncle Quintino Sella, a distinguished statesman and keen Alpinist, founded the Italian Alpine Club in 1863.

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CARLA ACCARDI CARLO CARRA GIORGIO DE CHIRICO RENATO GUTTUSO ALIGI SASSU MARIO TOZZI EMILIO VEDOVA MINO MACCARI MARINO MARINI ARDENGO SOFFICI GIUSEPPE VIVANI PIERO DORAZIO MARIO RADICE GIUSEPPE ZIGAINA GIOVANNI KOROMPAY

16 April 2008 - 15 June 2008

Over a period of sixty years following the Second World War, Vito Merlini (1923-2007) amassed an extraordinary collection of prints whilst working as a doctor in his Tuscan home town of Peccioli. Following his first acquisition – a lithograph by Ardengo Soffici – the collection grew until by the turn of the century it numbered around 1,000 works, comprising prints by both Italian and international artists from de Chirico to Mirò, Guttuso to Sutherland. Towards the end of his life, 279 works from the collection were presented by Merlini to Peccioli, and it is from this donation that the exhibition was drawn.

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UMBERTO BOCCIONI CARLO CARRA GINO SEVERINI GIACOMO BALLA MASSIMO CAMPIGLI GIORGIO DE CHIRICO GERARDO DOTTORI EMILIO GRECO RENATO GUTTUSO GIACOMO MANZU MARINO MARINI AMEDEO MODIGLIANI GIORGIO MORANDI ZORAN MUSIC LUIGI RUSSOLO ARDENGO SOFFICI CORRADO GOVONI OTTONE ROSAI MEDARDO ROSSO GIUDITTA SCALINI MARIO SIRONI

16 January 2008 - 6 April 2008

Comprising over 120 works by many of the most prominent Italian artists of the Modernist era, the Estorick Collection opened to the public in January 1998. Described by Sir Nicholas Serota as 'one of the finest collections of early 20th century Italian art anywhere in the world', it was formed in the late 1940s and early 1950s by Eric Estorick (1913-93), an American art-dealer, writer and political scientist, and is the only collection in the United Kingdom dedicated to this turbulent and fascinating period of Italian art.

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GERARDO DOTTORI BRUNO TANO ALESSANDRO BRUSCHETTI MINO DELLE SITE FILLIA GIUSEPPE PREZIOSI ERNESTO THAYAHT WLADIMIRO TULLI NINO VITALI GIACOMO BALLA

26 September 2007 - 23 December 2007

When Futurism was founded in 1909, its hostility towards the institution of the Catholic Church was pronounced, and accompanied by a rejection of Christian concepts of morality. Despite this, the publication of a 'Manifesto of Futurist Sacred Art' in 1931 inspired a flowering of religious painting that constitutes perhaps one of the most unexpected episodes in the history of the movement.

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LUCIO FONTANA

27 June 2007 - 9 September 2007

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His enduring experiments with space are landmarks in the history of abstract art and led many artists, including Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni, to consider him to be the father of contemporary art. His work can be seen as prefiguring much of the conceptual art being created today.

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OLGA ROZANOVA LYUBOV POPOVA MIKHAIL MATIUSHIN KAZIMIR MALEVICH EL LISSITZKY

28 March 2007 - 17 June 2007

After founding Futurism in 1909, F.T. Marinetti’s ambition was to establish an international movement that would develop his own group’s activities, achievements and interests. Futurist ideas quickly became familiar to Russian artists through translations of manifestos and newspaper articles, yet Marinetti’s visit to the country in 1914 provoked mixed responses. While many artists admired his revolutionary zeal others resented what they perceived to be Marinetti’s cultural imperialism.

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VIRGILIO RETROSI P FERRO GIULIO GIGLI

10 January 2007 - 19 March 2007

This exhibition displayed thirty-six large scale original designs by little-known artists from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, London. The coloured drawings were translated into black and white postcards for mass reproduction throughout Italy. Postcards first appeared in Austria from 1869 and became increasingly popular across Europe and America, reaching a ‘golden age’ in the first decade of the 20th century.

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LUIGI RUSSOLO

4 October 2006 - 17 December 2006

This exhibition was the first major retrospective to be devoted to that most enigmatic of Futurists, Luigi Russolo (1885-1947). A signatory of the ‘Manifesto of the Futurist Painters’ in 1910, Russolo is perhaps best known as a pioneering musician, his theory of the ‘art of noises’ a landmark in the history of avant-garde music. By contrast, Russolo’s pictorial work remains little-known, particularly that of his post-Futurist phase.

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MAURO REGGIANI ENRICO PRAMPOLINI ACHILLE PERILLI EMILIO VEDOVA OSVALDO LICINI BRUNO MUNARI AFRO GIACOMO BALLA UMBERTO BOCCIONI ALBERTO BURRI GIUSEPPE CAPOGROSSI ETTORE COLLA LUCIO FONTANA ALBERTO MAGNELLI FAUSTO MELOTTI

28 June 2006 - 24 September 2006

Abstraction first emerged in Italian art around 1910, when painters belonging to the Futurist school began developing their studies of light and motion in bold new directions, depicting ‘the essential force lines of speed’ as brightly-coloured arcs and thrusting, jagged forms.

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GIORGIO MORANDI PATRICK CAULFIELD PAUL COLDWELL TONY CRAGG MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN DAVID HOCKNEY CHRISTOPHER LE BRUN BEN NICHOLSON WILLIAM SCOTT EUAN UGLOW RACHEL WHITEREAD VICTOR WILLING PAUL WINSTANLEY

5 April 2006 - 18 June 2006

Giorgio Morandi is one of the most famous and popular Italian painters of the twentieth century, best known for his contemplative still life paintings of familiar objects such as bottles, vases, jugs and boxes, painted in subtle combinations of colour and a narrow range of tones. Yet his work also contains radical ideas about the nature of picture-making and artistic practice that have made it consistently relevant to subsequent generations of artists.

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MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO MIMMO ROTELLA MARIO MERZ GIANNI PIACENTINO GIACOMO BALLA GERARDO DOTTORI

14 September 2005 - 18 December 2005

Marcello Levi is one of the leading collectors of contemporary art in Italy. He began collecting works by members of the Futurist movement, such as Giacomo Balla and Gerardo Dottori, before becoming one of the earliest supporters of Arte Povera in the late 1960s. His friendship with the artists enabled him to acquire a remarkable series of works that have rarely been shown in public.

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GIUSEPPE CAVALLI UGO MULAS MIMMO JODICE MARIO GIACOMELLI GIORGIO AVIGDOR MARIO GABINIO ANTONIO BOGGERI LUIGI VERONESI

15 June 2005 - 4 September 2005

This exhibition offered a rare opportunity to admire and explore an outstanding private archive of photographs by the most important modern and contemporary Italian masters, selected from the Prelz Oltramonti Collection.

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WLADYSLAW STRZEMINSKI HENRYK BERLEWI KURT SCHWITTERS AND THEO VAN DOESBURG LASLO MOHOLY-NAGY JEAN ARP HERBERT BAYER WILLI BAUMEISTER JOHN HEARTFIELD HANNAH HOCH AARON WILLIAMSON EL LISSITSKY ALEXANDR RODCHENKO OSKAR SCHLEMMER PIET ZWART

9 March 2005 - 5 June 2005

The inter-war period was a time of extraordinary change in Europe and a moment of radical inventiveness in the history of art and culture. The advance of the machine age brought with it mass production and a new sense of internationalism. This ‘heroic’ period of modernity found a particularly forceful expression in graphic design and photomontage, with new techniques enabling a fusion of typography, painting and photography for artistic, commercial and political ends.

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TATO ALFREDO AMBROSI ENRICO PRAMPOLINI TULLIO CRALI FILLIA NICOLAY DIULGHEROFF BRUNO MUNARI GIACOMO BALLA

6 January 2005 - 20 February 2005

Dominating Futurist art throughout the 1930s, aeropainting embodied the movement’s fascination with technology, speed and the machine, striving to capture the visual and metaphysical sensations of flight in dramatic and often intensely poetic imagery. This exhibition offered visitors an exhilarating birds-eye view of the world through the eyes of the Futurist artists.

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GIACOMO BALLA GIORGIO DE CHIRICO CARLO CARRA ALBERTO SAVINIO GIORGIO MORANDI MARIO TOZZI IVO PANNAGGI ARTURO TOSI FAUSTO PIRANDELLO FELICE CASORATI

30 September 2004 - 19 December 2004

In the earliest years of the twentieth century the still life genre underwent something of a renaissance. As artists became increasingly concerned with purely formal, pictorial values, it came to be considered a perfect vehicle for experimentation with new aesthetics, free from any complicating narrative dimensions.

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FRATELLI ALINARI

23 June 2004 - 19 September 2004

The exhibition celebrated 150 years of Fratelli Alinari, the renowned photographic studio that documented the changing cultural and social landscape of Italy from the mid-nineteenth century.

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SOL LEWITT MIMMO PALADINO

28 April 2004 - 13 June 2004

This highly unusual venture was the result of an encounter between Mimmo Paladino and Sol LeWitt in Rome in 2002. Both artists each began twelve works in gouache. These half-completed paintings were then exchanged and finished by the other artist.

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WYNDHAM LEWIS WILLIAM ROBERTS LAWRENCE ATKINSON HENRI GAUDIER-BRZESKA HELEN SAUNDERS EDWARD WADSWORTH JACOB EPSTEIN DAVID BOMBERG C.R.W. NEVISON

4 February 2004 - 18 April 2004

Vorticism is one of the most important and distinctive avant-garde art movements of the early twentieth century, and was Britain’s most significant contribution to the development of modernism.

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17 September 2003 - 25 January 2004

Italy has produced some of cinema’s most striking moments as well as a rich cavalcade of writers, producers, directors and stars whose work has been acclaimed as classics of their kind, not only within Italy but also of internationally. This exhibition of posters offered an insight into the most important and innovative periods of Italian cinema, and paid homage to the artists and designers who created them.

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GIOVANNI SEGANTINI ANGELO MORBELLI GAETANO PREVIATI GIACOMO BALLA GIUSEPPE PELLIZA DA VOLPEDO ANGELO TORCHI FEDERICO ZANDOMENEGHI

4 June 2003 - 7 September 2003

Inspired by the achievements of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, the school of painting known as Divisionism emerged in Italy around the end of the nineteenth century. Like their French counterparts, these artists were fascinated with capturing effects of light, and this pioneering exhibition explored their attempts to evoke that most elusive of subjects.

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BOYD-WEBB

24 April 2003 - 25 May 2003

Horse & Dog is a film by the artist Boyd Webb. It revels in the elegantly observed absurdities that have long been a feature of Webb’s work with photography, sculpture, performance and the moving image.

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GIORGIO DE CHIRICO

22 January 2003 - 18 April 2003

In association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Giorgio di Chirico (1888-1978) was one of the most innovative and controversial artists of the twentieth century. His enigmatic paintings, with their dream-like imagery of deserted city squares filled with mysterious shadows, stopped clocks and sleeping statues, had a profound influence on modern art.

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MARCELLO PIACENTINI DANTE BALDELLI CORRADO CAGLI VITTORIO ZECCHIN VEROSSI RENATO DI BOSSO ROMEO BEVILACQUA FONDERIE FRATELLI PERANI

2 October 2002 - 22 December 2002

This major exhibition provided an evocative analysis of the events and tastes of the Fascist era through fine examples of furniture, glassware, ceramics, painting, sculpture and graphic design. Many of the leading artistic figures of the day were represented, including Gio Ponti, Duilio Cambellotti, Mario Sironi, Galileo Chini, Marcello Piacentini and Gerardo Dottori.

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26 June 2002 - 15 September 2002

Pasta comes in hundreds of shapes and sizes and is covered by thousands of sauces. It is fast food but good food, as unambiguous as a symbol of Italy as a Vespa or Fellini. It is also the most universal dish on the planet.

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MARIO SIRONI

3 May 2002 - 9 June 2002

This exhibition provided an insight into a crucial phase in the artistic development of one of Italy’s most stimulating artists, showing his unpublished works on paper.

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MARIO SIRONI UMBERTO DI LAZZARO ADOLFO WILDT ALBERTO MASTROIANNI LUIGI MARTINATI ALDO MAZZA A SACCHI GIUSEPPE RAVERTA MAGA

6 February 2002 - 28 April 2002

This exhibition chronicled the golden age of Italian aviation through forty-four posters of immense artistic and historical interest, on loan to the Estorick Collection from the Massimo and Sonia Cirulli Archive, New York. One of the earliest and most effective means of mass communication, the poster was the perfect medium through which to stimulate public interest in the aeronautical endeavours and achievements of the day.

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CARLO CARRA

10 October 2001 - 20 January 2002

Carlo Carrà (1881-1966) is one of the most important Italian artists and writers on art of the first half of the twentieth century. Carrà was one of the founding painters and propagandists of Italian Futurism in 1910, and his early Futurist work, Leaving the Theatre (1910-11) is in our permanent collection. He also painted in the style of the Metaphysical School along with Giorgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi between 1915 and 1919. This exhibition concentrates on Carrà’s drawing, a daily activity and aide-memoire for the artist, which resulted in thousands of works during his lifetime.

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GIORGIO MORANDI

16 May 2001 - 26 August 2001

This exhibition comprised twelve oil paintings from four private collections in Florence, together with ten drawings and eighteen etchings from the Estorick Collection, ranging in date from 1912 to 1959. The core of the exhibition comprised nine paintings from the collection of Roberto Longhi (1890-1970), the most important Italian art historian and critic of his time, as well as a life-long friend of the artist and collector of his work. Other works included a 1935 landscape given by Longhi to his doctor, Professor Noferi, a 1943 landscape that was a wedding present Longhi gave to the critic Piero Bigongiari, and a 1936 landscape from the Alberto Della Ragione collection.

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ANTON GIULIO BRAGAGLIA ARTURO BRAGAGLIA TATO ALBERTO MONTACCHINI EMANUELE LOMIRY

24 January 2001 - 22 April 2001

At the turn of the twentieth century, parascientific experiments, spiritualist photography, multi-portraits, montage effects and the chronophotographs of Etienne-Jules Marey provided a rich background against which a Futurist photo-aesthetic gradually formed.

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FORTUNATO DEPERO

4 October 2000 - 22 December 2000

Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) was born in the mountainous region of Trentino, North Italy, attending the Scuola Reale Elisabettina, an applied arts institute. He was a painter, a sculptor, decorative artist, poet and writer as well as an interior, stage, costume and graphic designer. This exhibition featured 108 of his works, showing the range of media in which the artist excelled.

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ZORAN MUSIC

2 June 2000 - 17 September 2000

The life and work of Zoran Music spans most of the twentieth century, and bears witness to some of its most terrible events. This exhibition was the first of Music’s work in Britain for over half a century, and brought together most phases of his career, from the early Dalmation landscapes, Dachau works, and Venetian scenes to the remarkable late self-portraits.

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PRIMO CONTI

15 March 2000 - 21 May 2000

This exhibition was organised to celebrate the centenary of Primo Conti's birth. Tracing the developments in his own style, it looked at his place within the Futurist constellation, and how the Futurist Florentine group influenced him between 1913 and 1919, before he moved away from Futurism to explore other inspirations and influences.

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DEREK SHIEL

2 February 2000 - 4 March 2000

Derek Shiel, an Irish artist and writer, was the Collection’s first artist-in-residence. He worked closely with musicians, music educators, a storyteller, puppets and an animateur on a series of interactive workshop sessions around his exhibition of sound sculptures.

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GIACOMO BALLA UMBERTO BOCCIONI LUIGI RUSSOLO ARDENGO SOFFICI TULLIO CRALI FORTUNATO DEPERO NICOLAY DIULGHEROFF GERARDO DOTTORI FILLIA BENEDETTA MARINETTI ENRICO PRAMPOLINI

9 September 1998 - 13 December 1998

This exhibition of 23 Futurist works on loan from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, linked the first and second waves of Futurism through the works of Giacomo Balla (1871-1958). Balla was already well established as an artist and teacher before coming under the influence of Futurism in 1910. His extraordinary versatility and creativity had a profound influence on his contemporaries and the eight canvases on show were from his most vibrant Futurist period.

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