The Renaissance Nude, Royal Academy
Bringing together works by Renaissance artists such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, the RA is set to shed light on a visual tradition at its most vital moment. This highly anticipated exhibition will explore important changes in the art world of the 15th and 16th centuries via a selection of exquisite works. 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. Together, they offer an insight into a visual tradition that became central to European art, which still resonates with artists and audiences today.
Burlington House, Mayfair, W1J 0BD; 3rd March-2nd June