Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Three Cambridge shows to visit in April

1. Amazing prints by Albrecht Altdorfer.

Image © Fitzwilliam Museum.
The German Renaissance artist Albrecht Altdorfer made truly remarkable prints.  Altdorfer painted the first pure landscapes.  You can see the detailed attention he lavished on the natural world in the print above.  I love the filigree delicacy of the tree's branches and foliage, and the almost Chinese undulations of the hill behind.

If you love Altdorfer, peek at his extraordinary painting of a Forest Interior with St George (1510, Alte Pinakothek, Munich).

Where:  Fitzwilliam Museum (Charrington Print Room.)
When:  Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.  Ends Sun 5 May 2013.
All welcome.  Free.

2. Issam Kourbaj in King Street

Issam Kourbaj is one of Cambridge's most respected artists.  Do you remember the amazing wooden puzzle of Cambridge through the ages he made specially for the 800-year anniversary of Cambridge University?  Kourbaj is Syrian by birth and this exhibition is in aid of the Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal.  The exhibition leaflet promises:  "He will present his haunting installation, which amalgamates X-ray images of the human body and of familiar animals with aerial photographs of British landscapes."

Where:  Changing Spaces pop-up gallery, 6-16 King Street, CB1 1LN.
When:  22 March - 2 April 2013.  Daily, 11 am - 6 pm.
All welcome.  Free.

3. Ceramics and paintings on West Road

Two new exhibitions will open on the same April evening at the Alison Richard Building on West Road:  ceramicist Jane Perryman and painter Helena Greene.  The ARB is quite a nice building to wander around in (and while you're there, check out the Edmund de Waal installations outside in the front courtyard and on the wall inside).

Where: Alison Richard Building (home of CRASSH - Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), West Road. (map)
When:  From 30 April (evening) to June (exact end date to be confirmed).
All welcome.  Free.

For even more:
Follow my pinterest board of what's on in the Cambridge art world.  Also, which of the buttons below do you prefer?

Related posts:
• Last month's events and exhibitions to attend (in March -- some of these continue into April).  
•  Two more shows in April (Melanie Max and the Marmite Prize).

What will you see in April?

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