Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932 © Succession Picasso/Licensed by Viscopy, 2017 © Tate, London 2017.

"Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from the Tate" at the  Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

On view March 18  through July 16, 2017.


Encounter the human form—in all its complexity—in "The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate," Auckland Art Gallery’s major exhibition for 2017.

Beautiful, sensual and at times provocative, more than 100 artworks from Tate, London, tell the story of the nude and trace artists’s captivation with the human body over the last two centuries.

Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical and literary subjects of the 1800s to the body politics of contemporary art, "The Body Laid Bare" brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including JMW Turner, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas and many more.

At the heart of the show is Auguste Rodin’s marble sculpture The Kiss which—although celebrated worldwide—is travelling beyond Europe for the first time. Other renowned works include Picasso’s Nude woman in a red chair (1932) and Bonnard’s The bath (1925).
 



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