Opens: 15/09/2012 Closes: 09/12/2012 Royal Academy, LondonSurveying 5,000 years, the Royal Academy proves bronze is just as special as gold or silver. Celebrating all things alloy on an unprecedented scale, the show includes examples of antiquity's finest objects including Greek and Etruscan archaeological finds, while works by Rodin and Louise Bourgeois prove that time has done little to dampen artistic enthusiasm for the medium. For more information visit: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/bronze/ Buy: https://tickets.royalacademy.org.uk/performancelist.asp?ShoID=1806 Watch:
Evening Standard“Muddled, but unmissable...” The panjandrums of the Academy should have recognised how thin and “anything goes” it is, the end no match for the ambition, the muddled order certain to confound, the ugly presentation quite disastrous...
The Observer“Dazzling, eccentric and surprising...” Bronze is all about amazement. It brings together more than 150 bronze sculptures from across the world, spanning continents and several millennia, each made for different purposes and each bewitching in quite distinct ways...
The Independent“Unmissable. So don't miss it....” Problematic, though, is the show's lack of narrative. What we are presented with is a great many bronze objects. That these illustrate a vast variation in time, place and intent is secondary..to the fact that they are all the same material...
The Telegraph“Will leave people exhilarated by the stunning quality of the works...” The exhibition isn’t for scholars who enjoy splitting hairs over minutiae of style or chronology. But sometimes it is a relief as well as a pleasure to visit a show that simply delivers straightforward aesthetic delight...
The Arts Desk“An exhilarating exhibition...” What counts in this exhibition is the quality of work, rather than the forging of some clever curatorial exposition or other. The juxtapositions work incredibly well...
Guardian“A moving and inspiring encounter...” A few steps into this exhibition my heartbeat started to race and my head was pounding. It contains among many woozy pinnacles of art a massive and imposing sculptural masterpiece by none other than Leonardo da Vinci...
Economist“Thrilling, overwhelming and ultimately exhausting...” “Bronze” is less an art exhibition than an aesthete’s wishlist of treasures. It has no theme; the curators advance no theory, nor do they make or refute any historic arguments. They have simply sought the world’s best or most famous treasures
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