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Art Diary

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit

7 May 2022

Pallant House displays more than 80 paintings and drawings by Glyn Philpot, following his shift from society portraiture to more modernist works and radical subjects in the 1930s (14 May–23 October). Philpot’s interest in the stage falls under the spotlight, with the display of works such as Resting Acrobats (1924) and Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse (1935). The exhibition will also include the artist’s portraits of Black sitters, such as Man in Profile with Hibiscus (1932).

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Balthazar Glyn Philpot

Balthazar (1929), Glyn Philpot. © Private Collection/Bridgeman Images

Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse (1935), Glyn Philpot. The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton & Hove; © Royal Pavilion Trust

Entrance to the Tagada (1931), Glyn Philpot. Private Collection. © The Fine Art Society, London, UK/ Bridgeman Images