Michael Landy’s saints-inspired exhibition at National Gallery

Date Posted: 31/05/2013

This summer the National Gallery’s Sunley Room is home to an exhibition of vibrant kinetic sculptures created by artist Michael Landy, and inspired by the lives of the saints.

Michael Landy: Saints Alive is now open at the London gallery until 24th November.

The exhibition has been inspired by images of saints; the colourful and detailed portrayal of their lives, their attributes, stories of their single-mindedness and strength have all provided powerful stimuli for Landy’s work.

About the sculptures

The large-scale sculptures are formed of re-imagined fragments of National Gallery paintings cast in fibreglass, painted and assembled with the addition of metal cogs, wheels, defunct fan belts and motors that Landy has accumulated from junkyards, car boot sales and flea markets.

Towering over groups, the seven large-scale sculptures swivel and turn.

Book a tailor-made tour

Entry to the exhibition is free. Teachers taking school groups to the National Gallery have the opportunity to book a tailor-made tour of the venue or take a self-guided visit, when booking in advance.

For further school trip information contact:

020-7907 7059
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Pictured: Michael Landy as Saint Jerome (Photo credit: 2012© Michael Landy courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery London/ Photo: The National Gallery, London).

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