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  • Nude encounters

    When you come to see 'Nude: art from the Tate collection', you’ll encounter some works in the show that aren’t, in fact, from the Tate.

    1 year, 11 months ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • It’s one hell of a story

    It may be one of the world’s greatest representations of erotic love but Auguste Rodin’s ‘The kiss’ began life in hell.

    1 year, 12 months ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • If you leave me, can I come too?

    There are a couple of couples in 'Nude: art from the Tate collection' that are startlingly alone, speaking to us about their prior relationship with another who has gone.

    2 years ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Just the two of us

    The lovers Paola and Francesca, stars of the Auguste Rodin’s 'The kiss', may be the celebrity couple in 'Nude: art from the Tate collection', but there are a number of other couples in the exhibition – both fictional and real – I’d like to introduce you to.

    2 years ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • Dr Ever-Hard’s dirty little book

    As a state gallery, it can be difficult to negotiate the shifting boundaries between what is considered challenging, provocative, offensive and obscene. The general public often has different ideas about these things to those working in the arts.

    2 years ago, by Steven Miller

  • The journey of 'The kiss' part 2

    Rejected, neglected, forced to live with horses and covered by a tarpaulin, 'The kiss' was slow in taking its rightful place as a modernist masterpiece.

    2 years, 1 month ago, by Jackie Dunn

  • The journey of 'The kiss'

    When we think about the world’s greatest sculptures, Auguste Rodin’s glorious 'The kiss' is right up there: in fact, it often tops the pops of favourite sculptures internationally. The trouble is, we have to travel halfway round the globe to see it. But not this summer...

    2 years, 2 months ago, by Jackie Dunn