Saturday, 24 June 2006

Rebels & Martyrs

Alexandre Abel de Pujol - Self Portrait (1806) photo Claude Thériez © Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
Rebels & Martyrs: the Image of the Artist in the 19th Century is the new exhibition at the National Gallery, London, from 28 June to 28 August 2006. Do we really believe all that nonsense about artists suffering for their art? And where did it come from? This exhibition claims to explain everything, but will it explain why I suffer every time I view "modern art"? That'll be the day. Find it in the Sainsbury Wing. The full admission charge is £8. Tip: check out the concessions for different days; click the title link.


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