Bacon, Freud and the School of London. Works from TATE: exhibition in Rome at Chiostro del Bramante.
Two giants of painting, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, together for the first time in an Italian exhibition. One of the most fascinating, extensive and significant moments in world art history.
A revolutionary period in an amazing city.
School of London
In addition to Bacon and Freud, the show features a group of artists who have marked an epoch, inspired generations, and used painting to illustrate life: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, and Paula Rego.
The exhibition at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome features works from Tate and covers over seven decades, from 1945 to 2004. In a direct and striking way, it reveals the human condition, with all its frailty, energy and contradictions; its excesses, lack of filters, and truths. Especially relevant themes in the age of social networks, Instagram aesthetics, and #nofilter.
This remarkable loan consists of over fifty paintings, drawings and engravings by artists working in London in the aftermath of World War II and connected to the so-called “School of London”.
Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Lucian Freud (1922–2011), the history of British art and the spirit of a city, in an exhibition curated by Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate...