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Reverie Edward Bawden 1927

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Dreams and Nightmares

Opening 12 October 2019

Free Entry

This exhibition examines artist’s depictions of dreams and nightmares.


The literary nightmares of Henry Moore’s Greek myths, the realities of The First World War depicted by Pablo Picasso, Kathe Kollwitz and Otto Dix, fairy paintings of the Victorian period, Richard Dadd’s visions from his Bethlem cell and the dreamlike qualities of the prints by Marc Chagall and Paul Gauguin. All will be explored in this new exhibition drawn from the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection.


Image: The Good and Evil Angels Struggling for Possession of a Child c.1793 by William Blake.