Since the opening of the Tate Britain's major rehanging: 'BP Walk through British Art', films were released weekly focusing on a time period of the new chronological display. Viewers are invited to walk through time with the Tate's curators as they introduce the new displays at Tate Britain, from 1540 to the present.
In this film Chris Stephens explores the 1940's rooms, and Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' c.1944, an artwork of Bacon's previously included in the display.
Please note that Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' c.1944, has since been removed from this display, however other Francis Bacon works are still on show. We advise confirming with Tate Britain ahead of your visit which artworks will be available to view in ‘BP Walk through British Art’.
This continuous chronological display of the national collection of British art is a walk through time from the 1500s to present day. 500 artworks are displayed over 20 galleries with no designated theme or movement. Some pieces often separated when hung by movement or genre now find themselves chronologically presented side-by-side. The aim of this is to achieve open conversation, giving audiences a more neutral view of the range of art from historical moments.
‘BP Walk through British Art’ is part of BP Displays – Supported by BP. The display is on now, admission is free, view more information on the Tate Britain website and our previous blog post on the display.
Word reference: Tate Britain press release and website. Special thanks to Leanne Griffin, the Tate. Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion 1944, Tate collection © Tate.
All details including featured works and exhibition dates/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Tate Britain.