Elisabeth Frink: Strength & Sensuality

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Herakles and the Lion's Mask Etching with aquatint, 1988 © The Holburne Museum. Photography: Peter J Stone
Sep 22, 2022 at 10:00 amJan 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm

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In 2019 the Holburne received a bequest of 35 objects from the estate of sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993). The artworks included sculptures, drawings, etchings, and screen prints. A new exhibition will celebrate this important acquisition by showcasing a selection of the works.

Featuring themes such as storytelling, animals, humour and violence, Elisabeth Frink: Strength & Sensuality is the Holburne’s first opportunity to show a selection of Dame Elisabeth Frink’s bronzes and works on paper. The 11 works included depict her unique take on some of the most loved and well-known tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and classical Greek mythology, in her Children of the Gods series of etchings. Together, they examine an almost unknown, or indeed forgotten, but important aspect of Frink’s career, as a storyteller and printmaker. Visitors will also be able to see a number of Frink’s best-known motifs, winged figures, male torsos and horses.

Elisabeth Frink: Strength & Sensuality is devised in collaboration with a Bath Spa University student, Harriet Rhodes, as part of the Holburne’s partnership with universities in the area and our commitment to helping people develop a career in the arts.

Courtesy of Beaux Arts London

Image: Herakles and the Lion’s Mask Etching with aquatint, 1988
© The Holburne Museum. Photography: Peter J Stone


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