Thursday, 8 October 2009

Manchester Art Gallery

Currently at Manchester Art Gallery is an exhibition called 'Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism' which is fairly interesting. The premise for the exhibition seems a little contrived to me, surrealism should be represented as a whole really, but this narrowing of the theme let's the collection be concentrated into an obvious point- the way that female artists of the past felt it necessary to express their sexuality, but in a coded manner so as not to have their work banned or derided.
Manchester Gallery can often be relied upon to have interesting, if not always entirely balanced exhibitions, and I was this year incredibly privileged to have seen some original Da Vinci pages.
A museum well worth keeping an eye on.

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