Shot at the opening of Shipwreck Drawings at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Cecily Brown: Shipwreck drawings
This is an exhibition of a extraordinary series of drawings by Cecily Brown, of wrecked ships and their passengers. Brown’s practice of painterly interrogation of an existing image, here takes on one of the most celebrated paintings in the world; Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa, 1819. Also taking inspiration from other Old Masters, notably Delacroix, Brown re-examines human presence, figuration and representations of maritime tragedy throughout history.
17 November – 15 April 2018