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Exposed: The Body in Art from Durer to Freud


This fascinating exhibition at Shrewsbury's brand new Museum and Art Gallery features a selection of works by artists such as Rodin, Bacon and Rosetti, which 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.

Other notable artists whose works are featured include Albrecht Dürer, Barbara Hepworth, Helen Chadwick and Lucian Freud. Exposed is loaned by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council and supported by funding from the Arts Council England.

The 'Exposed' exhibition can be found in the Special Exhibitions Gallery and runs from 15 September to 4 January 2015.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm, seven days a week until 30 September. It is closed on Mondays from 1 October 2014 until Easter 2015.

Admission is £4.00 per adult and £2.00 per child, which includes entry to the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Concessions are available.