Heavenly Bodies explores how artists have responded to the challenge of the nude from antiquity to the present day. Each sculpture has been chosen to represent the attitude of its time, whether that be the Bronze Age, ancient Rome, the Medieval world, the Renaissance, the 17th and 18th centuries, the Victorian era or the Modernism and Abstraction of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition comprises some thirty major works by eminent sculptors including Edgar Degas, Sir Alfred Gilbert, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Frederic Leighton, and Henry Moore, drawn from private and public collections in Britain as well as from the Burghley collection.
Burghley House, the home of the Cecil family for over 400 years, is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age.
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