Last month, Lamice and I went to see the Nude exhibition – art from the Tate collection, at the Art Gallery of NSW.
There were over 100 varied pieces of nude art through 200 years, ranging from Auguste Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss, to Picasso’s Nude woman in a red armchair.
The exhibition consisted of 9 rooms: introduction, the historical nude, the private nude, the modern nude, real and surreal bodies, paint as flesh, the erotic nude, the vulnerable body and body politics.
“Each artist in the exhibition offers a different way of looking at the naked human body. Some look tenderly; some idealise it; some look anxiously or politically… It is also a story of beauty, truth, desire, vulnerability and human drama.“ (AGNSW)