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Audio described tour and handling session: ‘The Renaissance Nude’



Monday 13 May 2019

Free for Accessible
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An event for blind and partially sighted visitors. Join us for an audio described tour of ‘The Renaissance Nude’ followed by refreshments and a handling session.

The 15th and 16th centuries were a pivotal time for the nude in Western art. A renewed interested in ancient Greek and Roman art brought the human body to the forefront of artistic innovation. This exhibition explores these important changes in a selection of exquisite works. From full-scale paintings to jewel-like miniatures, bronze statuettes to anatomical studies, these works contrast idealised beauty with the ageing body, and public images with more intimate, private pieces.

Join us for an audio described tour as we trace the development of the nude through works by some of the great masters of the Renaissance including Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach.

In the following handling session, review ancient works that these Renaissance artists were referencing and explore a variety of materials they utilised to experiment with naturalistic approaches to depicting the human figure.

This event includes refreshments and volunteer support is provided.

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Monday 13 May 2019


The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.

Free for Accessible