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UK: Royal Academy's upcoming exhibition of nudes will reflect art in #MeToo era

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 4, 2018, 5:58 pm IST
Updated Sep 4, 2018, 5:58 pm IST
The Renaissance Nude exhibition will be on display in 2019.
UK: Royal Academy's upcoming exhibition of nudes will reflect art in #MeToo era. (Photo: Pixabay)
 UK: Royal Academy's upcoming exhibition of nudes will reflect art in #MeToo era. (Photo: Pixabay)

The Royal Academy's (UK) upcoming exhibition will reflect a split of male and female artworks to reflect art in #MeToo era, the Daily Mail reported.

The decision to have a gender quota in The Renaissance Nude exhibition, which will be displayed in 2019 , was confirmed by gallery director Tim Marlow.

 

Curators had been extremely interested to have an equal display of men and women, according to Per Rumberg, from the Royal Academy.

Following the Me Too movement and sexual assault allegations, the team, who has been planning the exhibition for almost three years, had to reassess their relationship and treatment of women.

The nude exhibition will have works created from 1400 to 1530. The aim is to ' track the development of the "idea and ideal" of the nude in Europe', the report revealed.

"From full-scale paintings to jewel-like miniatures, bronze statuettes to anatomical studies, they contrast idealised beauty with the ageing body, and public images with more intimate, private works," the Royal Academy stated in a press release.

Art created by Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach will be featured between March till June 2019.

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