Framing Icons

07 Dec 12 - 09 Feb 13

St Bartholomew and St John the Evangelist. (about 13600 after Giovanni del Biondo), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

St Bartholomew and St John the Evangelist. (about 13600 after Giovanni del Biondo), Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

The Hatton Gallery collection includes a significant collection of Old Master paintings - historical works created between about 1300-1800. These paintings were bought by the Hatton, mostly during the 1950s, as important examples of painting from the past for the benefit of university students and the public alike.

60 years later, these works were showing their age, their brilliance hiding behind inappropriate frames, yellowed varnish and deteriorating, dated conservation treatments. With generous support from Newcastle University’s Conservation Fund and the Friends of the Hatton, the paintings and their frames have been the subject of careful conservation work and a number of the works have been re-framed.

The quality and beauty of the compositions and colours has been revealed, showcasing the skill and grace behind these works. Framing Icons puts the Hatton’s Old Masters back in the picture, demonstrating the enduring splendour of these important paintings.

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Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour - Hatton Gallery
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Join Curator Amy Barker for a tour of the Screaming Steel exhibition to find out how artists and writers captured the trauma of the First World War.

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