This summer, the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath have their exhibition Freud, Minton, Ryan: unholy trinity, running from 10 July-19 September 2021. The exhibition celebrates the life and works of Adrian Ryan (1920-1998) and his friends John Minton (1917-1957) and Lucian Freud (1922-2011).
Dreweatts are pleased to sponsor the virtual tour of the exhibition. You can now view the exhibition from the comfort of your home. Simply move around the exhibition space and click on the icons to learn more!
In the tight community of the art world of pre-war London, the three artists were colleagues and friends. As ambitious figurative painters with – at first – hopeful and promising career trajectories, all three explored a relaxed intimacy behind closed doors, especially during the war years.
Image 47: Adrian Ryan, 'South of France 1957', Oil on canvas laid down 21 x 28cm, Private collection
After Minton's suicide Ryan and Freud drifted apart, which may have contributed towards the significance of the lonely figure in their work. This theme will be explored in the exhibition alongside the three artists’ developing practise, from some of their earliest paintings up to Minton's death in 1957.
Image 30: Adrian Ryan, 'View from Tregonce Cliff, Near Padstow 1944', Oil on board 23 x 24cm, Private collection
Freud, Minton, Ryan: unholy trinity
Saturday 10 July - Sunday 19 September 2021
The exhibition, which will be accompanied by a catalogue and a specially commissioned film, is a collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery and has been generously supported by the Art Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am-5pm (Last entry 4.30pm)
Mondays: Closed (with the exceptions of Bank Holiday Mondays)
Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT
The exhibition will then be moving to Falmouth Art Gallery | 25 September - 20 November 2021