Archived: The Body Laid Bare

Masterpieces from Tate

The body - in all its complexity - will be explored in The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate, Auckland Art Gallery's major exhibition for 2017.

Beautiful, sensual and at times provocative, more than 100 artworks from the Tate, London, will tell the story of the nude and trace artists' captivation with the human body over the last two centuries. 

From history paintings of the 1800s to the body politics of contemporary art, The Body Laid Bare brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including JMW Turner, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas and many more.

At the heart of the show is Auguste Rodin's The Kiss which is travelling outside of Europe for the first time. Other key works include Piscasso's Nude woman in a red chair (1932) and Bonnard's The bath (1925).

The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate is on at Auckland Art Gallery from 18 March to 16 July 2017. 

Image Credits (L - R):
Joseph Highmore, Academy Study of a Male Nude © Tate 2017
Auguste Rodin, The Kiss, 1901-4 (detail) © Tate 2017
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Favourite Custom, 1909 © Tate 2017

Contact details

Auckland Art Gallery
Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
18 March - 16 July 2017