Apr 22, 2017 – Aug 13, 2017

Exhibition 'SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - Ron Mueck in Partnership with Artist Rooms' in Ferens Art Gallery

Presenting the work of internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and in particular how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate today.

Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s Sea of Hull 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the largest nude installation in the UK, and under the artist’s direction, over 3,200 participants from across the world painted their skin with blue body paint, dramatically transforming Hull’s urban landscape and reflecting the city’s maritime history.

Mueck and Freud’s works reflect not only our fascination with surface, but the artists’ ability to convey powerful psychological depth and intensity through their work.

Ron Mueck’s striking, meticulously crafted sculptures of the human form, including Wild Man (2005), Spooning Couple, (2005), are drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art.

Four of Freud’s intimate paintings on loan from national partners include the painting Two Men (1987-1988) Naked Girl with Egg (1980-1981), Small Naked Portrait (1973-1974) and Large Interior, London W9 (1973), which will also explore the relationship between the artist and the model.

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