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'FRANCIS BACON: INVISIBLE ROOMS' DISPLAYING IN 2016

Posted on 2015-07-29 12:45:51 in PAST_EXHIBITIONS

The Tate has announced that in 2016 Tate Liverpool will be hosting a new Francis Bacon exhibition: 'Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms'.

Francis Bacon, Three Figures and Portrait, 1975. Oil and pastel on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Three Figures and Portrait, 1975. Oil and pastel on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.

The show plans to feature approximately 35 large-scale paintings and works on paper surveying the variety of Bacon’s painterly compositions united by Bacon's common motif of surrounding subjects with a faint, framing, cubic or elliptic cage. A technique first introduced by the artist in the 1930s.

'Considered one of Britain’s greatest modern painters, Francis Bacon often painted an architectural, ghost like framing device around his subjects that structure many of his iconic paintings. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms addresses some of Bacon’s most powerful works with a renewed focus on their spatial structure.' - Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms is organised by Tate Liverpool and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The exhibition is curated by Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator with Lauren Barnes, Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool. After displaying in Liverpool, 'Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms' will travel to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017).

'Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms'
18 May – 18 September 2016
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool, L3 4BB

Word ref: Tate Liverpool website.
Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Tate Liverpool.

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