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‘Witches and Wicked Bodies’ at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

09/09/2013

AICA UK member Deanna Petherbridge has curated ‘Witches and Wicked Bodies‘, currently on at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art II until the 3rd November.

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“Through 16th and 17th century prints and drawings, learn how the advent of the printing press allowed artists and writers to share ideas, myths and fears about witches from country to country.

Including works by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and William Blake, plus pieces by 20th century artists such as Paula Rego and Kiki Smith, with major works on loan from the British Museum, the National Gallery (London), Tate, the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as works from the Galleries’ own collections, Witches and Wicked Bodies will be an investigation of extremes, exploring the highly exaggerated ways in which witches have been represented, from hideous hags to beautiful seductresses.”

A version of the exhibition will tour to the British Museum in 2014.