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Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium

Drawing Room, London

10 Sep - 1 Nov 2020

This broad survey of art and the occult extends from William Blake in the early 19th century to the present day, taking in Victorian spiritualists such as Georgiana Houghton and Barbara Honywood, the drawings of Grace Pailthorpe and other Surrealists, and contemporary artists like Suzanne Treister who have used art as a medium to explore the unseen realms of the spirit. Find out more from the Drawing Room’s website; you can also read Sophie Ruigrok’s article on the exhibition for Apollo here.

The Spiritual Crown of Annie Mary Howitt Watts

The Spiritual Crown of Annie Mary Howitt Watts (1867), Georgiana Houghton. Courtesy georgianahoughton.com

Dentelles et Spectres (Laces and Ghosts) (1855–56), Victor Hugo

The Torment of Tantalus (1938), Graice Pailthorpe.

The Torment of Tantalus (1938), Graice Pailthorpe. Courtesy Galerie 1900-2000, Paris

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