Monday, 14 December 2009

Sacred made Real

In London this weekend to see 2 very different exhibitions. Best of all was The Sacred made Real; Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700 at the National Gallery.Realistic devotional paintings  and fantastic full size wooden carved figures ( polychrome sculpture) . We have often been to Spain especially for Semana Santa and have seen these paraded through the streets. The Fernandez sculpture pictured here was particularly realistic and disturbing. 

The exhibition claims to shock the senses and stir the soul and it certainly achieves this. Highly recommended.
On to Primrose Hill and The Museum of Everything.  Alice is going to write about this.

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