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Francis Bacon - All Too Human | Tate Britain

January 2, 2018

Tate Britain presents the groundbreaking new exhibition 'All Too Human', celebrating the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways. It features artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Many of them lived or live in London, drawn to the multicultural capital from around the world. The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.

 

Alongside this remarkable show featuring three pivotal works by Francis Bacon that will be displayed in the UK for the first time in at least three decades, we are delighted to present Bacon's eerie 'Figure at a wash-basin' (1976). Contorted over a sink in a dimly lit bathroom, this vulnerable nude figure comes from a key series of works from the 1970s that captured the artist's internal torment and response to the suicide of his lover George Dyer. This particular print is based upon an oil painting of the same title from the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, which was included in major retrospectives at Tate, London (1985) and Centres Pompidou, Paris (1996).

 

All Too Human | Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

28 February - 27 August 2018

Tate Britain

Millbank

London

UK

 

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