Like the Face of the Moon: The Art of Discovery

A Southbank Centre Touring Exhibition

Mon 29 Apr – Sat 1 Jun 1991

This exhibition is about discovery, objectivity, estrangement and heightened perception from 1770 to the present. The images presents objects and scenes that are new and strange to the artists or give an extraordinary sense of something familiar. Art is pressed into the service of science in early anatomical and botanical drawings and yet develops its own autonomy and references. Artists include Ansel Adams, Lucian Freud, John Everett Millais, John Ruskin, Edwin Smith, Stanley Spencer, George Stubbs, Edward Wadsworth.