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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.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QH

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Winter opening times Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admissions 3pm Closed Mondays

Summer opening times Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm, last admissions 4pm
Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admission 3pm

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