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20th Century

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During the 20th century artists experimented with content and form as never before. And yet centuries old themes and subjects - the nude, the Deposition of Christ, the cityscape, the portrait – survived. In this section you can see how they were interpreted in the modern age.

Discover how the arts of painting, printmaking and sculpture developed, and view works by some of the most significant artists who worked in the 20th century - Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley.

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