A major group exhibition drawing from the rich tradition of Bathing scenes in the history of painting in ode to the ultimate summer muse.
Tracing its genesis to classical antiquity, artists have depicted the bathing figure over the ages, from the French Masters’ appreciation of natural beauty to its radical reconstruction by Picasso. Today, this tradition continues to captivate the imagination, with the new exhibition at Saatchi Yates exploring this enduring subject, grounded in the birth of Venus from the sea.
The exhibition will bring together a collection of contemporary art, presented alongside renowned Post-War and Historical Masters, including David Hockney, Paul Cezanne, J. M. W. Turner and Pablo Picasso. Contemporary stars such as Hurvin Anderson, Peter Doig, Henry Taylor, Eric Fischl, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye will feature in the show, creating an artistic tapestry that reflects the breadth and diversity of the Bathers theme across the history of art. Notable pieces from Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Damien Hirst, and Auguste Rodin will also be on display.
Bathers at Saatchi Yates: Curated Tours
Every Saturday in June at noon – 3, 10, 17, 24
|Duration||01 June 2023 - 12 August 2023|
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