Exhibition

Over 20 works by artists such as Rodin, Bacon and Freud reveal a range of different responses to the human body.

15 Sep 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Event times

Daily, 10am - 5pm (closed Mon Oct-Easter)

Cost of entry

£4

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Over 20 works by artists such as Rodin, Bacon and Freud reveal a range of different responses to the human body.

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The exhibition is centred around Burne-Jones' 1878 Pygmalion series, which is used to set out the five themes for exploration. As well as looking at how the body has been a focus of artistic observation throughout history, the display picks out examples that depict visions of an 'ideal body', mutations of the body and how the body has been used as a vehicle for imagination and fantasy. 

A series of notable artists feature, including Auguste Rodin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Helen Chadwick and Lucian Freud.

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Exhibiting artists

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing

Helen Chadwick

Lucian Freud

Auguste Rodin

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