Friday, 28 March 2014

Jacob van der Beugel exhibition at Chatsworth

Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
viewing the North Sketch Sequence

In a groundbreaking fusion of art and architecture, portrayals of the DNA of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their heirs have become part of the fabric of the building at their ancestral family home, Chatsworth.

The walls of the North Sketch Gallery have been completely covered with textured, handmade ceramic panels in ‘The North Sketch Sequence’ by the artist Jacob van der Beugel. Raised ceramic blocks represent the DNA strand of ‘Everyman’ in the central portrait, which is flanked by the personal DNA profiles of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, their son Lord Burlington and his wife, Lady Burlington. This permanent contemporary ceramic installation in the North Sketch Gallery is the most important art installation at Chatsworth since the creation of the 6th Duke of Devonshire’s Sculpture Gallery in 1832.

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