|This major exhibition explores the instinctive human desire to fly from the classical era to the modern day. Starting with the imaginations of Leonardo da Vinci and Francisco Goya and ending with space travel, satellite images and everyday air travel, it is an exciting exploration of creative responses to flight.
Discover classical flight and the fall of Icarus. Learn about the Wright brothers, Yuri Gagarin and the history of aviation and space travel. Explore the uses of flight from everyday travel and transportation to sky battles and air raids. Enjoy spectacular aerial views and satellite imagery.
Flight and the Artistic Imagination includes an intriguing combination of paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints and video, by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Paul Nash, Peter Lanyon and Hiraki Sawa.
The exhibition contains work from national collections such as the Imperial War Museum, the British Museum, Arts Council Collection and the National Galleries of Scotland.
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"The most fabulous summer show. A great visit." Richard Cork. Listen to the full review by Richard on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves
"I'm going on holidays next week, by plane. I'm going to try and keep the vision of this exhibition in my mind, instead of fretting as usual about luggage and duty free." Maev Kennedy The Guardian Read the full review
“…among the best summer shows anywhere.” Ivan Hewett Sunday Telegraph. Read the full review
"...a mind-opening exhibition" Richard Cork, Financial Times. Read the full review
The exhibition "...has something for everyone." Sylvia Vetta Oxford Times Read the full review
Please note that one work within this exhibition contains flashing lights.