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Body Language

24 May 2019 - 9 October 2020

Body Language

Exhibition: 24 May 2019 - 9 October 2020

NB the exhibition was extended until 9 October 2020.

The new collection presentation at M will focus on the theme of body language. In four rooms, M presents both old and contemporary artworks related to the human body. Specifically for this presentation, a number of these works are being restored with support from Delen Private Bank.

Nudes in Art

Imagine this intimate scene: a sensually lighted, tied up naked woman awaits her fate. Emotionless, she looks at the muscled man who holds an instrument of torture in his hand. Are you now imagining an erotic scene from a Hollywood blockbuster or a torture scene from a medieval saint’s legend? Such tableaux have existed for longer than you may think. From time immemorial, the human body has been a favoured subject in the visual arts: in painting, sculpture, photography, but also in other disciplines.

The Body Language exhibition at M-Museum Leuven
Photo: Alexandra Colmenares