Beyond Limits - Chatsworth House
Every year during September and October, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire host a selling exhibition of art works in the grounds of Chatsworth House. All of the works are available to buy through auction with Sotheby’s.
It is part of my annual photographic calendar, and has been for the past 4 years. On first viewing, through the on-line catalogue, I was not overly impressed, two of my favourite artists and sculpturers were missing - Lynn Chadwick and Barry Flanagan (But then again the whole of last years exhibition was dedicated to Mr Flanagan, so it was a slight overdose in 2012). But I need not have worried, the exhibition was up to its normal standards. There was the usual mix of figurative, abstract and plain bonkers. I was also blessed with the weather, a glorious mix of sun and warmth, unfortunately, the sun managed to position itself in just the wrong place for a number of the exhibits. I will have to go again at a different time of day to get the pictures that I want from some of the artworks.
All in all, it was a joyous day of artwork, photography and stately homes. So, I give you some of the highlights (as far as I am concerned) of Beyond Limits 2013.