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Olivia Kemp @ James Freeman Gallery

3 September 2020 - 3 October 2020

The centrepiece of this exhibition reimagines the ‘Five Senses’ collaboration between Rubens and Brueghel, which Olivia Kemp’s new paintings reinterpret.

Each painting presents one of the five senses as a figure, surrounded by imagery that illustrates the theme. Olivia’s uses these compositions as templates to bring together a stream of both art historical and personal associations. Each figure has been replaced by a portrait of one of her friends, set in scenes that include images of a plethora of artworks from The Prado collection. The interiors are packed with renderings of works by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and Jordaens, all executed in exquisite detail. Her scenes similarly overflow with baroque objects, animals and flora that link back to artworks found throughout the Museum.


3 September 2020
3 October 2020
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James Freeman Gallery