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Spanning 5,000 years of human creativity, the collection is perhaps best known for its remarkable works by European modern masters such as Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Amedeo Modigliani, Leonora Carrington, Jean Arp and Germaine Richier. Significantly, the collection includes important holdings of historic art from Oceania, Africa, the Americas and Asia, as well as the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Significant holdings of 20th century studio ceramics, including significant bodies of work by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper and paintings from the post war Ecole de Paris including Jean Fautrier, Charles Maussion and Geneviève Asse. The Sainsbury Centre holds an important group of works from the Art Nouveau period, which includes glassware and furniture, metalwork and jewellery and pieces by leading exponents such as Phillippe Wolfers, Georges Fouquet, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emile Gallé and René Lalique. The Centre also holds a collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art. This includes historic holdings of non-objective, constructivist and concrete art movements and the related fields of architecture and design. Examples from the English Vorticists, the Russian Suprematists and Constructivists, the Dutch De Stijl Group and the German Bauhaus School.


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