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Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism

Until 8 Jan 2023

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The exhibition features fifty of Henri Fuseli’s striking private drawings which explore his fascination with female sexuality and the modern woman in the 18th century.

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i Henry Fuseli, Woman in a Sculpture Gallery​ (1798) Pen and black ink, brush and watercolour, over graphite, heightened with white opaque watercolour 410 x 247 mm Photo © bpk | Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden | Herbert Boswank

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Fuseli’s mutable bodies

6:00pm, 6 Dec 2022 | Free, booking essential

In the final lecture in the Frank Davis Memorial Lecture series, Martin Myrone considers Fuseli's portrayal of the body and considers the mutability of these portrayals. ...

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