Event: Seduced by Art photography exhibition at the National Gallery
Location: National Gallery, WC2
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present is National Gallery’s first major photography exhibition, showing the development the photograph from its 19th century origins and how the medium uses the artistic traditions of the art that came before it.
It has photographs from the mid-19th century up to the present day shown alongside paintings from the National Gallery’s collection, examining the photographer’s use of fine art traditions, including Old Master painting, in the composition of their work.
Paintings by Constable, Degas and Ingres, among others, have been paired with photographers, who include Martin Parr, Craigie Horsfield, Richard Billingham and Sam Taylor-Wood.
The National Gallery is one of the world’s greatest galleries, with over 2,000 works on permanent display of the finest collection of Western European paintings, including by Botticelli, Cezanne, Gainsborough, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Vermeer and Van Gogh.