'Seduced by art: photography past and present' exhibition next week
Don't forget that the Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present exhibition is beginning next week.
The show explores the relationship between historical painting, early photography of the mid-19th century, and work being done by photographers today. The show includes almost 90 photographs alongside selected paintings from the National Gallery’s collection.
The exhibition will run from 31 October 2012 – 20 January 2013 at Sainsbury Wing, London.
Seduced by Art takes a provocative look at how photographers use fine art traditions, including Old Master painting, to explore and justify the possibilities of their art.
Paintings and early and contemporary photographs are presented together according to traditional genres such as portraiture, still life and landscape. The large central room of the show will contrast religious imagery by 19th-century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and late 20th-century artist Helen Chadwick, with battlefield tableaux by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet from 1821 and Luc Delahaye’s work of 2001.
The theme of portraiture includes Tina Barney’s astute social portraits; Martin Parr’s acerbic work is displayed alongside Thomas Gainsborough’s Mr and Mrs Andrews (about 1750), while photographs by Craigie Horsfield and the Victorian artist David Wilkie Wynfield show the Baroque influence of Anthony van Dyck.
Dates, prices and opening hours:
31 October 2012 – 20 January 2013
Daily 10am–6pm, Friday until 9pm
Last admission 5.15pm (8.15pm Friday)
Admission - Enter by the Sainsbury Wing Entrance
Full price £12
Senior/Concession/Disabled visitors £11
Carers FREE with Disabled ticket purchase
Job seeker/Student/Art Fund £6
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £24
Under 12s with a paying adult FREE
Season Ticket £30
Senior/Disabled Season £28
Job seeker/Art Fund/Student Season £15
For advance tickets to Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present please call 0844 248 5097 or visit nationalgallery.org.uk. You can also book tickets by post and in person from the Gallery.
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