A shot of colour at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery brightens up the dark days of winter.
Good Vibrations: The Art of Colour brings together over 70 works of art from the collection of Doncaster Heritage Services to look at how artists use colour in their work to create meaning and mood.
Included in the display are works important British artists such as Ivon Hitchins, Frank Dobson and Graham Sutherland, as well as artists with a local connection. The exhibition also reveals a number of works that have never been on public display before.
Alongside the artworks on display the exhibition also includes a section on the science of colour, including a recreation of Sir Isaac Newton’s experiment with a prism, when he discovered that light can be split into the colour of the rainbow, creating what he described as a ‘coloured image of the sun’.
The exhibition has been created in partnership with art historian Rachel Hargreaves, who says, ‘In choosing works for this exhibition we have considered the impact of individual colours, and the way in which they interact with each other to send out visual messages which are absorbed and interpreted by the viewer. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to take a journey through the spectrum of colour’.