The Venerable Bede Portrait

‘WORDSAPART‘ 2000

Portrait of the Venerable Bede
Steel-mesh, 250 x 175 x 175 cm, suspended
Permanent installation, suspended as a centrepiece of the museum, which has been voted by the Independent as one of the 50 best museums in the UK.

This huge portrait is a sculpture representative of the “Venerable Bede” (an English monk at the monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth) for the wing of the Bede’s World Museum, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, UK. The museum is dedicated to his life and the steelmesh portrait is installed in the atrium at the centre of a new wing.

The Venerable Bede still speaks through his writings as well as contemporary sculpture and also through music performances at the museum.”
David Begbie

The life and work of the 7th-century monk known as the Venerable Bede may not sound enthralling" says Marie, "but Bede's World museum in Jarrow offers an absorbing insight into the scientist and historian's surprisingly cosmopolitan life.
The Independent: 12 Oct 2012


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