Nude: Art from the Tate comes to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

A stunning exhibition that will provoke sensibilities and promote discussion, Nude is coming to The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

By Benjamen Judd

In collaboration with the Tate Gallery in London, The Art Gallery of New South Wales will host a stunning collection of artworks celebrating the nude human form in art. 

Starting on November 5 and wrapping up in February 2017, the show will feature works from some of the art world’s most brilliant artists: Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas and Sarah Lucas. 

The presence of the nude in art has always been controversial. Whether it’s because of puritan sensibilities sent into shock at the exposed human form or the disproportionate representation of the female form in comparison to female artists in galleries – the human body has been as much a point of political debate as it has been an expression of the highest beauty.

With Nude, visitors will see how the human figure has been presented throughout time. Some have reviled it, others adored it and more have attempted to capture it’s perfection in its flaws. 

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

Nude: Art from the Tate will show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from November 5 until February 5 2017. 

artgallery.nsw.gov.au 

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