Group show: Dorothea Tanning in 'The Enchanted Interior', Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

12 October 2019 - 22 February 2020

 

Dorothea Tanning’s major work Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943), on loan from the Tate Collection, features in 'The Enchanted Interior' at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

 

The exhibition explores the implications of a popular theme in 19th-century painting: the depiction of the interior as a 'gilded cage' where women function as ornamental objects.

 

Other artists in the show include Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Frederic Leighton, John William Waterhouse, J.A.M Whistler, Mona Hatoum and Fiona Tan.