A - FULL WIDTHInspired by the Royal Academy's exhibition:
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The Royal Academy's outstanding exhibition, Bronze, celebrates the phenomenal historical, geographical and stylistic range of this amazing medium. With works spanning over 5,000 years, 'Bronze' brings together stunning works from antiquity to the present in a thematic arrangement that is fresh and unique.
Inspired by the Royal Academy’s landmark exhibition, CultureLabel has curated a dazzling collection of metallic jewellery and artworks in tones of burnished gold and bronze.
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ROYAL ACADEMY Q&A
No such cross-cultural exhibition has been attempted before, tell us why it works so well?
The exhibition works because the curators have assembled masterpieces from all over the world. Each room of the exhibition is dedicated to certain themes such as the Human Figure or Animals where ancient works are juxtaposed with contemporary pieces.
Any highlights to look out for?
The magnificent Dancing Satyr, (4th
century BCE) which was discovered off the coast of Sicily in 1998.
A - FULL WIDTHIn conversation with
Nicholas Penny & David Ekserdjian
'One of the things that has most struck me in the exhibition has been what you might call the fleshiness of a lot of bronze sculpture, and how successful - almost disturbingly successful sometimes - bronze can be at conveying this quality'
Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery, London
'I think that most people assume bronzes are either crusty green or dark black, but in fact the variety of colour is amazing.'
'The potential difficulty of getting excellent pieces for a general exhibition like this was a real anxiety at the outset... However the truth is that all sorts of people were gripped by the idea of it, and so they not only agreed to lend major works and objects but in some instances people were almost proposing pieces.'
David Ekserdjian, co-curator of 'Bronze'
Bronze Copper Floor Shade
Bronze Deco Lady Figurine
Oh! Deer Print
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