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 asPablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas andSarah Lucas.
At the heart of the show lies the world’s most famous image of erotic love, AugusteRodin’s sculpture The kiss 1901-04. Never before has this work from Tate’s collectionleft Europe. Other notable works include Pierre Bonnard’s The bath 1925,Picasso’s Nude woman in a red armchair 1932, Sylvia Sleigh’s Paul Rosanoreclining 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 humanbody. Some look tenderly; some idealise it; some look anxiously or politically.Together they show how the nude in art has persisted yet changed, shifting shapeand acquiring new meanings in the hands of successive generations, from theidealising 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 artmovements, including romanticism, cubism, expressionism, realism, surrealism andfeminism. 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 ArtGallery of NSW, and part of the 2016-17 Sydney International Art Series.Nude: art from the Tate collectionImage caption: Auguste Rodin The kiss 1901–04 (detail) Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate, London 2016ImportantTickets 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.
Lower Level 1Art Gallery of NSWThe DomainSydney NSW 2000
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