Glimpse at the stories behind the canvases with Unreliable Evidence – an exhibition looking behind major but fragmented artworks.
Centred around Edouard Manet’s work, The Execution of Maximilian, the National Gallery’s masterpiece tour will open at Warwick Arts Centre’s Mead Gallery on Saturday, October 4.
The piece depicts the moment when the young Emperor of Mexico was shot alongside his generals in 1867.
The left hand section of the canvas was lost during Manet’s lifetime, and after his death the piece was cut into smaller fragments and sold.
The painting was eventually largely reassembled and now forms the centrepiece of the touring exhibition to tell stories of tragedy and the past.
Also featuring work by contemporary artists, Edgardo Aragón, Zarina Bhimji, Omer Fast, Rabih Mroué, Santiago Sierra, Hito Steyerl and Luc Tuymans - the exhibition looks at depictions in history.
Artists will tell tales of fragmented images and looks to how stories are formed of past events.
Running until December 4, the exhibition is free but booking for tours is required on 024 7652 4524. The gallery is open from midday to 9pm Monday to Saturday. WarwickArtsCentre