Exposed: The Body in Art from Durer to Freud

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

15 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

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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.

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.

Venue information

Opening times

Winter opening times

Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm

Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admissions 3pm

Closed Mondays

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