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Exhibition/Display Details

Francis Bacon / Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone

12 Sep 2013 to 19 Jan 2014

This major exhibition will display works by these giants of twentieth century western art. A large collection of paintings by Bacon and sculptures and drawings by Moore have been carefully selected for this show to bring out the similarities and differences between their work. (online ticket sales coming soon)

Despite working in different media, Bacon and Moore were exhibited together from the end of the Second World War into the 1960s. This new exhibition aims to bring a fresh perspective to Francis Bacon and Henry Moore highlighting the important influences and experiences which they shared and exploring specific themes in their work. Bacon, regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest painters, was fascinated by sculpture and approached Moore for lessons, whilst Moore renowned for his sculptures was an excellent draftsman and the exhibition will show the poignant shelter drawings that first brought Moore fame as a war artist in the early 1940s.

Francis Bacon/Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone will reveal surprising parallels in the work of these two great figurative artists whose careers have rarely been linked until now.

Reclining Figure (c) The Henry Moore Foundation Lying Figure (c) The Estate of Francis Bacon
Reclining Figure © The Henry Moore Foundation Lying Figure © The Estate of Francis Bacon

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