ALL TOO HUMAN | Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life – Tate Britain
All Too Human is the new exhibition that started at Tate Britain on February 28 and will last untill August 27, 2018. The exhibition celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways.
All Too Human features artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Many of them lived or live in London, drawn to the multicultural capital from around the world. Three important works by Francis Bacon will be shown in the UK for the first time in at least three decades.
Lucian Freud, Man’s Head (Self-Portrait I), 1963. Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, UK) © Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.
D.N. Souza, Mr Sebastian, 1955. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (New Delhi, India)
Michael Andrews, Melanie and Me Swimming, 1978-1979. Tate Purchased 1979. Image courtesy of Tate
Lucian Freud, Leigh Bowery, 1991 Tate © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
Image 01: Paula Rego, Bride, 1994. Tate Purchased 1995 © Paula Rego
ALL TOO HUMAN
Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life
February 28 – August 27, 2018