The Triumph of Art
The Atkinson, Southport – 09/10-12/12
New exhibition THE TRIUMPH OF ART is coming to The Atkinson in October. The showcase celebrates the restoration of the painting The Triumph Of Art, which hasn’t been exhibited in over a century due to its poor condition. Artist Nicolas Pierre Loir painted the piece in the 1600s, which features classical figures of the visual arts paying homage to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, a major patron of the arts. Highlights from The Atkinson’s collection are also featured throughout the exhibition, such as portraiture, sculpture, music and paintings which all reflect the art forms presented in The Triumph of Art. The painting was able to be restored through funding from the Chateau de Sceaux and The Art Society Southport.