The Renaissance Nude

Address:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Tel:
0207 300 8090

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
3rd March to 2nd June 2019
John Madejski Fine Rooms tour: Usually 12 noon to 1 PM (Thu-Sat) – Temporary exhibition: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£16. See royalacademy.org.uk

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The Royal Academy of Arts will be tracing the development of the nude through some of the greatest painters of the Renaissance: Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Durer and Cranach.

The 15th and 16th-century saw a renewed interested in ancient Greek and Roman art and artists began copying directly from classical models. As they explored this non-religious subject matter the human body returned to the forefront of artistic innovation.

Their new, naturalistic approach transformed Christian art in turn, and encouraged a more modern representation of age-old themes, from the story of Adam and Eve right through to the Crucifixion.

The exhibition will include exquisite examples of all these changes, from large paintings and jewel-like miniatures, to anatomical studies and bronze statuettes.

 

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If you enjoy Royal Academy of Arts then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Temple), National Gallery (you can walk it 10 mins), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross), Tate Britain (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Bond Street)

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