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The Passion © Courtesy of the artist & Robilant + Voena, London
Divine Bodies

New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG
United Kingdom
June 8th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Opening: June 8th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/
COUNTRY:  
United Kingdom
PHONE:  
(0191) 232 7734
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Old Master paintings are alive with vivacious, seductive and curious figures.

Divine Bodies combines exceptional European pre-1800 paintings from the Hatton, Shipley and Laing Art Gallery collections with important loans, including many exciting contemporary artworks.

The exhibition ranges from historical pictures by Zurbarán, Wtewael and Procaccini to contemporary works by Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic and John Currin. They reveal intriguing links across the centuries, depicting themes such as idealisation and imperfection, allure and shame, and youth and ageing in relation to both male and female bodies.