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Basic Instincts at The Foundling Museum
Basic Instincts at The Foundling Museum

Basic Instincts at The Foundling Museum

An exhibition looking at the radical paintings of Joseph Highmore

29 September 2017 – 7 January 2018 | Visit website

Georgian attitudes to love, desire and female respectability are explored in Basic Instincts, the new exhibition at The Foundling Museum looking at the work of radical painter, and Governer of London's Foundling Hospital,  Joseph Highmore.

Highmore's involvement with the hospital sparked an interest in issues surrounding the vulnerability of women to sexual assault, and society's unwillingness to support them, and he began creating a series of paintings highlighting these themes. This is the first major exhibition in 50 years to look at the radical social commentary in Highmore's art.

Basic Instincts runs at The Foundling Museum from 29 September - 7 January. Entry is free.

The Foundling Museum , 40 Brunswick Square , London WC1N 1AZ

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