Humour and Escapism at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

www.MyPE.co.za: Two
new exhibitions at the Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, offer visitors a
chance to escape the pressures of everyday life and indulge in a bit of
humour and holiday mood.

Coastlines, an exhibition of prints, oil paintings and watercolours
will take one on a coastal journey around the world without having to
pack a suitcase. Nelson Mandela Bay to Durban, the islands of Cape
Verde and St Helena to Brighton and Venice, historical seascapes, beach
picnics and docksides,  seen through the eyes of artists and
captured for others to enjoy. Included on the exhibition are many
marine paintings such as those made famous by Thomas Baines.

Exploring humour in art, the exhibition Poking fun starts with 18th
Century printmakers such as Hogarth, Goya and Daumier, the forefathers
of modern satire. From darkly comical to lighthearted, whimsical works
by some of the best South Africa has to offer including 
Norman Catherine, Fred Page, William Kentridge, Walter Battiss, Hylton
Nel, Anton Kannemeyer and Nicholas Hlobo, the exhibition
promises to
make one smile. The artworks will be accompanied by informative text.

Contact Details:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.

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