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Love comes to the Laing Art Gallery!

Visitors to the Laing Art Gallery will soon have their hearts warmed and fires re-lit when they visit the most romantic exhibition ever to come to Newcastle.

Love is the final touring exhibition in the partnership between the National Gallery in London, Tyne & Wear Museums and Bristol's Museums, Galleries & Archives.

The exhibition closes on 13 July, and moves to the National Gallery, London, where it is on show 24 July-5 October 2008. Artists in the exhibition

Arguably the inspiration for more great art than any other human emotion, love comes in all shapes, sizes, forms and features. Love presents a challenge to the visual artist though. How do you depict love? How do you convey its complexity and intensity?

Drawing together works of art from the sixteenth century to the present day, this exhibition will explore how artists such as Raphael, Cranach, Vermeer, Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Chagall, Tracey Emin, The Singh Twins, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn and David Hockney and many more have responded to love in all its complexities, across the centuries and in a range of different styles.

A National Gallery Touring Exhibition in partnership with Bristol's Museums, Galleries & Archives Service and Tyne & Wear Museums. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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Kurator: Nancy Ireson

Werke von Marc Chagall, Lucas Cranach, Tracey Emin, David Hockney, William Holman Hunt, Marc Quinn, Grayson Perry, Raffael , Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Singh Twins  (Amrit Singh & Rabindra Singh), Jan Vermeer ...

19.01.08 - 06.04.08 Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
19.04.08 - 13.07.08 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
24.07.08 - 05.10.08 National Gallery, London