Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond

Writhing, mouth agape and eyes glazed, the key subject in Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1652) awaits penetration from Eros’ burning arrow. Four centuries later, this rapture is explored in ‘Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond’, bringing together traditional Baroque imagery of exaltation with recent re-imagined representations – recorded sensual dance moves, a bronze nude suggestively arched on a mattress and Aussie rules players gasping in sporting glory. Artists include Pietro Aquila, Salvador Dali, William Hogarth, Bill Henson, Petrina Hicks, Hiromi Tango, to name a few.

Nigel Milsom, Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird), 2014–15, oil on linen, 230 x 194cm Collection Art Gallery of New South Wales – Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015. Photograph: Art Gallery of New South Wales. Courtesy the artist, yuill|crowley, Sydney and UQ Art Museum, Queensland

UQ Art Museum
Until 25 February, 2018