Endless Forms: Fitz Cambridge

I saw a poster ad for this exhibition whilst on the train to Cambridge. Once there, I made a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum to check out everything Charles Darwin. The exhibition named 'Endless Forms' interprets the previously unexplored relationship between Darwin's revolutionary theories and late 19th century art. 

One aspect of the display was the expression of the emotions in man and animals. Within this, one featured sculpture in particular that caught my eye was Degas's 'Little Dancer'. Apparently this bronze execution relates to Darwin's theories of man's animal ancestry and it was suggested that Degas even explored the darker side of evolution. 

Overall it was intriguing to see the juxtaposition between art and natural science, and most interestingly the links between the two. 

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