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Announcing The UK Exhibition 'Francis Bacon / Henry Moore: Flesh and Bones'

Posted on 2013-07-15 04:13:36 in EXHIBITION
Image: Francis Bacon, 'Portrait of Man with Glasses III' (1963) © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.

The Estate of Francis Bacon is pleased to announce a forthcoming Francis Bacon and Henry Moore UK exhibition entitled 'Bacon / Moore: Flesh and Bones' at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, from September 12th 2013 to January 5th 2014. This major exhibition will display twenty works each by two giants of twentieth-century western art, including Bacon's above 'Portrait of Man with Glasses III', 1963*. Despite working in different media, Bacon and Moore were exhibited together from the end of the Second World War into the 1960s when both were represented by Marlborough Fine Art. Carefully chosen to highlight the important influences and experiences which they shared, this new exhibition aims to bring a fresh perspective to Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, exploring themes in their work such as ‘the Biomorphic / Picassoesque form’, ‘the human head’, and ‘the Classical figure’. We will be sure to update audiences of further details as they become available. The Estate of Francis Bacon is delighted to be working with the The Henry Moore Foundation and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, audiences are encouraged to visit their websites for information on Henry Moore and the exhibition venue respectively. Francis Bacon / Henry Moore: Flesh and Bones 12th September 2013 - 5th January 2014 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Oxford *Please note that exhibition details such as titles, dates and works are subject to change. Word ref: details provided by the Ashmolean museum, special thanks to Theresa Nicolson, The Henry Moore Foundation, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Oxford.