Art and Mechanics at the National Gallery

A fascinating exhibition where Michael Landy has taken inspiration from the main collection at the National and created medieval mechanical sculptures. Great fun, and shows that art can take all sorts of forms, as Michael Landy likes to remind us, having destroyed all his possessions in a shop in Oxford Street a few years ago. Sadly, the violence and force with which some of the mechanics operates means that one sculpture is already away for maintenance and ear plugs have to be provided for sensitive souls for another.

Go early as you have to queue!

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/michael-landy-saints-alive

Pictures from the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/may/22/michael-landy-national-gallery-in-pictures#/?picture=409329189&index=0

  • Multi-Saint
  • Detail from Saint Jerome
  • Michael Landy's Saints Alive exhibition at the National Gallery
  • Doubting-Thomas-007-thumb-2797
  • Saint Apollonia
  • A detail from Multi-Saint

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