|The Victorian Nude; Morality and Art in 19th-century Britain
Nude in European art has been an important medium by which artists convey their aesthetic ideal. In 19th-century England, however, nude evoked much controversy, the prim and proper middle-class arguing that display of nudes was degrading. 'The Victorian Nude; Morality and Art in 19th-century Britain' features nude paintings, both female and male, in the Victorian era (1837-1901). Approximately 100 exhibits unfold a wide range of nude depictions, including classical styles by Leighton and Pointer, a bewitching femme fatale by Rossetti, and plain-air male nudes by Sargent and Tuke. Also included are photographs and films -- you can peep into a box in which the silent films are projected to find how nudes in fine art stimulated popular entertainment and vice versa.
This exhibition is a tour from Tate in London, which was originally entitled as 'Exposed; The Victorian Nude' and traveled to Munich and New York from 2002 to 2003. Though sculpture is omitted, a considerable number of paintings are newly added for Japanese venues.
Session: May 24. - August 31., 2003, Open
Organized by Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and The Mainichi Newspapers
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