A journey through time and culture in the form of 140 artworks of exceptional value, revealing how human beings have been depicted and how they choose to represent themselves.
The exhibition explores the human image and its meanings, its importance in art, and the creative abilities of artists throughout history, without distinguishing between eras, subject matter, and cultures. It presents an extraordinary set of figurative pieces, ranging in time from Prehistory to our own era, including examples from Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia, Japan, Africa, and Oceania. As well as enjoying these iconic works from ancient civilisations, they lead us to ponder such up-to-date concepts as ideal beauty, divinity, the intentionality of portraits, power, and the transformation of the body.
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