Michael Landy: Saints Alive

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Our slideshow shows the original paintings that inspired each of Landy's kinetic sculptures.

Sassetta

The Stigmatisation of Saint Francis

1437-44

© The National Gallery, London

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Michael Landy

Saint Francis Lucky Dip, 2013

Mixed media 284 x 160 x 343 cm

© Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London

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Lucas Cranach the Elder

Saints Genevieve and Apollonia, 1506

© The National Gallery, London

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Michael Landy

Saint Apollonia, 2013

Mixed media 282 x 76 x 86 cm

© Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London/Photo: The National Gallery, London

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Carlo Crivelli (about 1430/5 - about 1494)

Saint Michael, about 1476

©The National Gallery, London

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Michael Landy

Multi-Saint, 2013

Mixed media 458 x 165 x 157 cm

© Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London

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Pintoricchio

St Catherine of Alexandria with a Donor

Probably about 1480-1500

© The National Gallery, London

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Michael Landy

Spin the Saint Catherine Wheel and Win the Crown of Martyrdom, 2013

Mixed media 371 x 440 x 84 cm Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London

© Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London

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Michael Landy

Seeing is Believing

Photographic Paper and catalogue pages on paper

24.9 x 17.7 cm

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Michael Landy

The Penitent Saint Jerome

Photographic paper and pen on paper

83.7 x 59.2cm

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Michael Landy

Saint Apollonia (de-faced)

Photographic Paper and Catalogue pages on paper

42.9 x 37.4 cm

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Artist-in-residence Michael Landy exhibits seven large-scale kinetic sculptures showing a contemporary representation of the lives of the saints. The sculptures have been made from three-demensional casts of fragments of National Gallery paintings, combined with car boot sale and flea market finds.

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Aidan Flood

Michael Landy is always interesting and his interaction here with the historic religious paintings from the National Gallery collections is no exception. However, the day I visited five out of the seven automata were broken. They are obviously not robust enough to cope with the large number of people attracted to a major gallery. Very disappointing.