Nude: art from the Tate collection

Venue Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney NSW

Dates From 5 Nov 2016 to 5 Feb 2017

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Nude: art from the Tate collection - Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney NSW - Tickets
Overview

It is one of art’s oldest subjects – and often its most controversial.

In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Nude:
art from the Tate collection
will present over 100 major representations of the nude,
including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as
Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas and
Sarah Lucas.

At the heart of the show lies the world’s most famous image of erotic love, Auguste
Rodin’s sculpture The kiss 1901-04. Never before has this work from Tate’s collection
left Europe. Other notable works include Pierre Bonnard’s The bath 1925,
Picasso’s Nude woman in a red armchair 1932, Sylvia Sleigh’s Paul Rosano
reclining
1974, Ron Mueck’s Wild man 2005 and Rineke Dijkstra’s Julie, Den Haag,
Netherlands, February 29 1994.

Each artist in the exhibition offers a different way of looking at the naked human
body. Some look tenderly; some idealise it; some look anxiously or politically.
Together they show how the nude in art has persisted yet changed, shifting shape
and acquiring new meanings in the hands of successive generations, from the
idealising painters of the Victorian era to the artist-provocateurs of our time.

Nude: art from the Tate collection is a spectacular tour through many major art
movements, including romanticism, cubism, expressionism, realism, surrealism and
feminism. It is also a story of beauty, truth, desire, vulnerability and human drama.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between Tate and the Art
Gallery of NSW, and part of the 2016-17 Sydney International Art Series.

Nude: art from the Tate collection
Image caption: Auguste Rodin The kiss 1901–04 (detail) Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate, London 2016

Important
Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open. You don't specify a date or time when booking.

Tickets will be provided by email as a PDF, which can be scanned on your mobile device or printed for entry into the exhibition.


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Adults $24

Concession - $21
 
Child - $14 (12-17 years)
(Free for Children under 12)

Members - $18

Family - $62 (2 Adults + up to 3 children)

Audio guide included

Tickets can be used once at any date and time during the exhibition period.
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