Montage of logo and four images from the spring exhibition

Special Event at the Estorick Collection

of Modern Italian Art

On 20th November 2008 Roberta Cremoncini, Director of the Estorick Collection, opened the Islington Art Society’s 68th Autumn Exhibition in Stoke Newington and subsequently allowed the IAS the privilege of being able to hold an annual event in the Estorick Collection. Ten years later, on 28th November, the IAS enjoyed a private viewing of the ‘A New Figurative Art 1920-1945: Works from the Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection’ exhibition as well as the opportunity to look round the ‘Woman + Landscape: Umberto Boccioni, 1907-1912’ exhibition and the permanent collection.

Since the early 1990s, Milanese lawyer Giuseppe Iannaccone put together one of the most outstanding private collections of Italian art from the inter-war years. This exhibition contains 50 different works by the most significant artists who belonged to influential schools and tendencies such as the Scuola di Via Cavour, the Sei di Torino and Corrente, revealing richly varied styles and themes far removed from the overbearing iconography of Fascist art.

The speaker, Charlotte Alderman, a student at the Courtauld Institute and regular volunteer at the Estorick, gave a lively, very informative talk and guided tour round ‘A New Figurative Art 1920-1945’ exhibition in Galleries 1 and 2 which was greatly appreciated by over 50 IAS members and their guests.

Charlotte Alderman's talk
Members and friends in Gallery 1
IAS Members and friends in Gallery 1