If you like this, here are some more exhibitions at British Museum…
Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art – 3rd October 2013 to 5th January 2014
The British Museum’s new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings. These detailed and brightly coloured works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso, and continues to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art today.
Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia – 17th October 2013 to 23rd March 2014
The legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries… a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum’s own collection.
Vikings: Life and Legend – 6th March to 22nd June 2014
The Vikings are coming! This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on Vikings for more than 30 years. The Viking age (800-1050) was a period of major change across Europe, when they spread from their Scandinavian homelands to create new cultures on four different continents. The highlight of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship.