Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings

17 Nov 2017 – 15 Apr 2018

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The Whitworth

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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​This is an exhibition of a extraordinary series of drawings by Cecily Brown, of wrecked ships and their passengers. Brown’s practice of painterly interrogation of an existing image, here takes on one of the most celebrated paintings in the world; Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. Also taking inspiration from other Old Masters, notably Delacroix, Brown re-examines human presence, figuration and representations of maritime tragedy throughout history.

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Cecily Brown

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