Sculpture Victorious, Tate Britain London
This must-see on the calendar of Tate Britain upcoming exhibitions 2015 is scholarly in scope and magnificent in content, looking at the imagination and inventive streak of Victorian sculptors working across many different sculptural media such as marble, bronze, silver and wood, gem stones, glass and porcelain. This is the first time that we have seen such examples of infamous sculpture in London, as it rarely leaves its home at Yale University.
Tate Britain highlights
This London sculpture exhibition boasts stars of the Great Exhibition and acclaimed artists Francis Chantrey, Alfred Gilbert and Frederic Leighton amongst its highlights. Look out also for one of the most well-known pieces of sculpture in the later nineteenth century, Hiram Powers’s Greek Slave (1847): a demure, white marble imitation of the Venus de Medici as sex slave with her hands clad in sculpted chains. Although made by an American sculptor, the Tate curators return the work to its British origins after it was shown at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Provocatively place beside Powers’ work is John Bell’s riposte The American Slave (1853). A dark bronze with a darker subject, it depicts an African woman, chained, awaiting trans-Atlantic transportation into slavery. The result is heart-stopping.
|What||Sculpture Victorious, Tate Britain|
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG | MAP
|Nearest tube||Pimlico (underground)|
25 Feb 15 – 25 May 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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