Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Venus Is Visiting

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Venus Is Visiting

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The Laing Art Gallery has secured another prestigious national touring exhibition: Venus Rising, which will open on Friday. The highly acclaimed exhibition, on tour from the National Gallery of Scotland, will focus on Titian's masterpiece, Venus Anadyomene (Venus Rising from the Sea).

It will bring together ten works of art which feature the Goddess of Love and other representations of the female nude. These include a Hellenistic Statuette of Aphrodite on loan from the British Museum; Rene Magritte's La Representation; Edgar Degas' The Tub and Pablo Picasso's Bather Wringing her Hair, alongside Titian's Venus Anadyomene, one of the most celebrated images of the female body in Western Art.

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), was born in Pieve di Cadore and at the age of nine or 10 he moved to Venice. He trained under Giovanni Bellini and was strongly influenced by Giorgione. After being awarded the status of official painter to the Venetian state, Titian was commissioned to paint a new work above the high altar of the church of the Frari which led to his recognition as the leading painter in Venice. …

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