Art at Glyndebourne
At Glyndebourne we are passionate about all forms of art, whether it be a lavish performance, the pure sound of a human voice or an artist’s impression of a practicing orchestra. This passion for art also extends beyond the stage. We work with an exciting range of local and international artists to produce original works, limited edition prints, collectable programme covers and a range of products and gifts.
Our Art Gallery has been curated to compliment the Festival 2018 programme and is filled with stunning works from around a dozen artists. From Eileen Cooper OBE, an artist well regarded for her strong and passionate figuration, to the elegant Erté designs which have been applied to an exclusive collection of products, incorporating drawings from our 1980 production of Der Rosenkavalier.
Throughout this year’s Festival, the Glyndebourne Shop is celebrating the stage and costume design of Erté with an exclusive collection of limited edition products incorporating drawings from the 1980 production of Der Rosenkavalier. Russian-born Romain de Tirtoff was a prominent artist and designer, perhaps best known for his elegant, often Art Deco-inspired, designs. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs have been worked into clothing, accessories, homewares and greeting cards for the Der Rosenkavalier by Erté Collection.
Take home or gift the Erté Der Rosenkavalier Director's Chair, Birchwood Characters Tray, 100% cotton Stage Set Tea Towels, the delightful greetings cards depicting the designs for the Private Room at the Inn and Annina's Striped Dress or the much sought after Harper's Bazaar Collectors' Edition For Glyndebourne.
To celebrate our exhibition of costume designs by Erté, we are giving away one of our exclusive director’s chairs in our Glyndebourne Shop Prize Draw.
Having exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, Eileen Cooper became a Royal Academician in 2000 and in 2010 was elected Keeper of the Royal Academy 2011-2017; the first woman in this role since the Academy began in 1768. Her richly diverse images, simultaneously bold and tender, reveal a range of feeling that is both deeply engrossing and readily accessible, making her the perfect artist to capture life at Glyndebourne.
Our range of limited edition screen prints include Cooper’s Solo in Blue and Barefoot Duet; both prints of original woodcuts, showing performers in a vibrant state of physical movement. Solo Noir depicts the jaunty stance of a performer and his shadow whilst Shim Sham Shimmy portrays a veiled dancer.
Eileen created the much admired Celia to appear on the cover of our Festival 2018 Programme Book, the design of which we also applied to a fine bone china mug – both items make an ideal souvenir or gift.
In 2008 Julian Sutherland Beatson began a year-long project painting Sussex landscapes - Sussex 365 - which culminated in 2010 with an exhibition of 200 paintings at Glyndebourne. Primarily working with acrylic, Julian returns to Glyndebourne in 2018 for an eighth year, painting day-to-day scenes of the Festival.
Julian’s richly coloured paintings have continue to be incredibly popular with the Festival audience. His work is bold, full of life, and affordably priced. Choose from an extensive range of works including In The Auditorium, Flower Border and Glyndebourne House.
Watercolour artist Polly Raynes studied at Brighton Art College and has worked on some major projects. Her commissions include Reids Hotel Centenary year, Glyndebourne Picnic Book, French Wine Atlas, Royal Mint Building, and other international architectural projects. Her work with Glyndebourne has resulted is an extensive range of beautiful watercolours showing the flora, fauna and architectural views of Glyndebourne. They are available as original works or embellished onto exclusive products.
With a wash of exquisitely blended colours and gentle brush strokes which encapsulate the whimsical romance of Glyndebourne, Polly’s one-off watercolours will bring Glyndebourne to life on your walls. Painted in April 2018, Lakeside Daisies and Terrace Walk, measuring 45cm x 55cm, and the larger Stunning Tulips, measuring 64cm x 82 cm, all come framed, glazed and ready to hang.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed curating this collection and we hope that you find a beautiful piece of Glyndebourne inspired artwork to adorn your home.