The 15th and 16th centuries were a pivotal time for the nude in Western art. A renewed interest in ancient Greek and Roman art encouraged artists such as Perugino, Pollaiuolo and Gossaert to copy from classical models and explore new, non-religious subject matter. Per Rumberg, the Curator of the forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy (3rd March to 2nd June 2019) will explore these changes by a consideration of some of the stunning art work in the exhibition, which includes full-scale paintings, exquisite miniatures, bronze statuettes and anatomical studies. These, together, offer an insight into a tradition that became central to European art.

This event has been organised by the York & East Yorkshire Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Yorkshire Museum

Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR

Entry details

£20 (includes glass of sparkling wine & canapés)

To book, please contact Lindsay Councell on or call 01423 330388

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