Wednesday 19 February 2014

Strange Beauty

Today the National Gallery in London opened Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance in the Sainsbury Wing (CLICK). This exhibition reappraises German Renaissance paintings and shows how their appreciation rose and fell according to fashion. In addition to the Gallery's core collection, which includes Hans Holbein the Younger's magnificent The Ambassadors (1533), more than 30 loans from major UK institutions enhance the theme of reappraisal. The skull to the right of the graphic is my attempt to put the elongated skull in the foreground of The Ambassadors into its realistic perspective when seen from the side of the painting. Try it. Admission to Strange Beauty costs £7. Tickets are timed.


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