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A contemporary take on familiar figures

Seven centuries on, Renaissance masterpieces continue to inspire

3rd April, 2016
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Lovers Whispering by Sokari Douglas Camp

Drawing record attendance in London this season is Botticelli Re-imagined at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Seven centuries on, those Renaissance masterpieces continue to inspire.

With work in the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Smithsonian Museum and the National Museum of African Art, Sokari Douglas Camp draws on her Nigerian roots with her oversized steel sculptures of figures from west African mythology.

Her latest exhibition, Primavera, reinterprets familiar figures from the European classical...

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