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National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Poetry of Motion
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom


June 27th, 2012 - November 1st, 2012
Opening: 
June 27th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
Lynn Seymour, Andrew LoganAndrew Logan, Lynn Seymour, 1987-1993
© Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery
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The particular ways in which artists have sought to depict figures who, in their professional lives, are associated with activity and motion are intriguing. Taking the leitmotif of the moving body as its point of departure, Poetry of Motion includes some of the most ambitious works from the Contemporary Collection: of athletes and Olympians, dancers and choreographers; subjects whose dynamism frequently inspires artists to experiment with new forms or new media. Traditional painted, sculpted and photographic works operate as monuments that testify the strength and form of these elite bodies. Taking a different approach, other artists have incorporated a lightness of touch or non-conventional pose as a way of capturing something of the grace and vigour of their subjects.


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