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Opening Celebration; The Russell Chantry: Lothar Götz / Duncan Grant
Fri 12 February 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Join us at the opening Celebration for two new exhibitions
The Russell Chantry: Lothar Götz / Duncan Grant - 12th February 6-8pm - The Collection
Passion in Paint, The Methodist Modern Art Collection - 12th February 7-9pm - Lincoln Cathedral
The Russell Chantry: Lothar Götz / Duncan Grant: In 1953 Duncan Grant was commissioned to decorate Lincoln Cathedral’s Russell Chantry with a set of murals depicting St Blaise, the patron saint of wool workers.
The mural unveiled in 1959 remained private for a number of years, possibly because Duncan Grant chose to put a little too much of his own life onto the walls, being reopened for public view after restoration in 1990.
The murals were painted at a time in British art history mural painting was far more likely to occur on secular or municipal buildings and it is partly this that makes Grant's chapel murals a rarity.
The Collection is inviting Lothar Götz to produce a new mural inside a 1:1 scale reproduction of this chapel. The exhibition will include a number of Duncan Grants preparatory studies for his murals and examples of other artworks produced for sacred spaces from Lothar Götz alongside highlights from the Methodist Art Collection.