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Sheila Girling talk: Thursday 7th June 6pm

Find out more about the genius behind the monumental canvases currently on display in Peterborough Museum & City Gallery, modernist painter Sheila Girling. This illustrated talk by fellow artist and friend Barry Martin, coincides with the current exhibition Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art.

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Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling: A 64 Year Conversation About Art

Peterborough Museum and City Gallery present works by internationally renowned sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and modernist painter Sheila Girling. Spanning the duration of his career from the 60’s to early 2000’s, the exhibition includes Caro’s iconic large scale abstract metal works in block colour, smaller table pieces which he began to work on after his larger works and paper sculptures. Exhibited alongside will be paintings and collages by Sheila Girling. Distinguishable by her intense hues in acrylic, her work balances between figuration and abstraction.

Caro and Girling met at the Royal Academy in 1948 when he used her drawing board by mistake. Their arguments about art apparently started at that first encounter and within six months they were married. Girling’s use of colour proved to be hugely influential on Caro, who was more interested in form than colour. Perhaps his most well known piece Early One Morning was originally painted green until Girling suggested that he change it to red.

Shelia Girling, The Last Supper, 2004, acrylic and collage on canvas, 195.6 x 323.9cm © Courtesy of Barford Sculptures, Photo: John Riddy


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