As a young teenager in London, David Bomberg (1890–1957) would frequently visit the National Gallery to assiduously study the works of his favourite artists, Michelangelo and Botticelli. At first glance, Bomberg's angular shapes and brash colours in works such as The Mud Bath (1914) seem insistently modern, however, displayed alongside Michelangelo's The Entombment (1500-1), one can feel the same pulsating drama within his composition as that of the Florentine master's.
A new exhibition at the National Gallery will explore the parallels between Renaissance treasures of its collection and the Modernist painter's early work. No doubt this will offer a powerful portrait of the artist as a young man and shed new light on the oeuvre of one of the UK'S boldest Modernist painters.
|What||Young Bomberg and the Old Masters, National Gallery|
|Where||National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
27 Nov 19 – 01 Mar 20, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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