In April a new major exhibition entitled 'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty' is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). When it opens on April 5th it will be the first ever Canadian exhibition of Francis Bacon's work.
'Terror and Beauty' will draw on the artists’ experiences during times of conflict and violence, including the London Blitz, to examine how confinement and angst fostered their extraordinary creativity and unique visions. It will also demonstrate how the two artists reflected differently upon torment.
Francis Bacon Henry Moore: 'Terror and Beauty' has been curated for the AGO by Dan Adler, associate professor of art history at York University. It will feature more than 60 works by the two influential 20th-century artists, including never-before-seen Moore artworks. Alongside Bacon's paintings and Moore's sculptures, a number of photographs and drawings dating from the Second World War will be displayed.
This exhibition is organised by the AGO in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum. The exhibition was originally curated by Richard Calvocoressi CBE, Director of The Henry Moore Foundation, and Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné. Information on the previous Ashmolean Francis Bacon Henry Moore exhibition can be found on the 'past exhibitions' section of our blog.
The AGO has events to accompany the exhibition, including a screening of the John Maybury film 'Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon' (1998). You can find more information about AGO events here. Further exhibition information including opening times and ticket details, is available via the AGO here.
Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty
April 5th - July 20th 2014
Art Gallery of Ontario
Canada, M5T 1G4
*Please note exhibition details, including dates are subject to change, for queries please consult the AGO.
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