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Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London features hyper-real religious sculptures.
Sacred Made Real Exhibition 2010 in London

Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London

21st October '09 - 24th January '10
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Telephone: 0844 2091778

The Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London is a fantastic opportunity to see examples of ultra-real religious art from the Spanish 17th Century. During this 'counter reformation' period, artists created sculptures and paintings in such intricate detail that they used glass eyes and ivory teeth to add to the realism. Art like this brings important religious figures back to life in a way that makes the religion seem more apparent and relevant, thus strengthening people's beliefs.

The National Gallery in London will be using its Sainsbury Wing for the Sacred Made Real Exhibition. Also, running alongside the Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London will be the free exhibition in London: 'The Making of a Spanish Polychrome Sculpture'. This second exhibition in the London National Gallery will show visitors how 17th Century artists went about their ingenious work to create hyper-real religious sculptures with colour.

The Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London truly is a rare opportunity because the display pieces are hardly ever taken outside of the Iberian Peninsula. The National Gallery London will host 16 polychrome (painted) sculptures and many intricate pictures from a range of artists, including Diego Velazquez and Francisco de Zurbaran. One of the highlights is the 1673 sculpture, 'Christ as the Man of Sorrows' by Pedro de Mena.

For perfect examples of hyper-real religious art that actually look alive, visit the Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London National Gallery.

For more information on Sacred Made Real Exhibition in London, please phone +44 (0)20 7747 2885. To book your tickets in advance, call 0844 2091778.

Visiting Sacred Made Real Exhibition London:

Cost: £8, £4 concessions, under 12s free.

Time: 10am - 6pm, until 9pm on Fridays

Age Restrictions: n/a

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