Face Value: The Power of Portraits

Many male artists have felt the urge to paint the female nude! But do women artists represent female bodies differently? And can the female nude survive #metoo?

Discover how changing ideal of beauty are reflected in paintings from the curvy Renaissance goddesses of Rubens and Titian to the brave, raw or erotic images of the body by contemporary female artists Jenny Saville and Cornelia Parker.

Learn about iconic paintings at a day of slide talks by National Gallery experts, while reflecting on issues such as the gendered gaze, the bias we bring to perceptions of the body, and how some curators are becoming more conscientious in how they contextualise works that might be viewed as disturbing.

Spaces are limited and we are expecting this event to sell out quickly.

Members only

Time: 11am – 3.30pm

Venue: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

Cost: £25 (Please note: ticket price does not include lunch and refreshments)

For reasons of security and safety, the National Gallery has a bag size policy in place.  Please refer to www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/cloakroom-information for details of the policy