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Posted on 2019-08-06 04:49:54 in EXHIBITION
Image: Francis Bacon's oil and sand on canvas painting: Seated Figure, 1961. Catalogue raisonné number 61-16.
Francis Bacon, Seated Figure, 1961. Oil and sand on canvas. CR no. 61-16. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2019. All rights reserved.

September sees Rome’s Dart Chiostro Del Bramante showcase Francis Bacon paintings in the exhibition Bacon, Freud, and the School of London.*

Organised in collaboration with Tate, London — a loan of over fifty works has been provided, seeing the exhibition cover seven decades from 1945 – 2004. Through a chronological and thematic approach, Chiostro Del Bramante says the show will illustrate the frailty and vitality of the human condition.

The exhibition is curated by Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate. Works by Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud are joined by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Paula Rego.

The audio guide will feature the voice of art historian and scholar Costanino D’Orazio, which the Chiotro del Bramante hopes will help visitors discover works and artists — by taking them on a fascinating journey through the London of the period, and focusing on lesser-known details.

For the first time in Italy, a film director, Enrico Maria Artale, will be interpreting and illustrating an exhibition in a short film which will prelude the show and introduce the story of a particular epoch and its leading artists.

For more information including ticketing and tour guide details, and special opening hours, please visit the exhibition website.

Rome will become the latest city to host an exhibition focusing on Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of London — following such shows in London, Budapest, Los Angeles, Malaga, Aarhus, and Moscow since February 2018.

Bacon, Freud, and the School of London
26 September 2019 – 23 February 2020
Dart Chiostro Del Bramante
Rome, Italy

Word reference: Dart Chiostro Del Bramante website, The Estate of Francis Bacon website.

* Please note: exhibition, venue, and ticketing terms and conditions apply. Tickets are subject to availability. All details including dates, names, featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change. If you're planning a visit, we first recommend checking with Dart Chiostro Del Bramante for all confirmations regarding this exhibition.


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