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Posted on 2016-03-22 11:06:36 in EXHIBITION
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Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, 1952. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2016. All rights reserved.

The Estate of Francis Bacon together with the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation are among the Francis Bacon Exhibition Supporters Group for the show “Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms” taking place at the Tate Liverpool from 18 May to 18 September, 2016. Tate Liverpool presents the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England. Featuring over 30 paintings, and 13 works on paper. Curated by Kasia Rednisz, the exhibition surveys an underexplored yet significant element of Bacon’s work. An element introduced by the artist in the 1930s, Bacon used a barely visible cubic or elliptic cage around the figures depicted to create his dramatic compositions. These imaginary chambers emphasize the isolation of the represented figures and bring attention to their psychological condition. The act of placing the sitters in ‘invisible rooms’ guides the focus of attention towards the complex human emotions that are felt but can’t be seen. ‘Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms’ 18 May – 18 September 2016 Tate Liverpool Liverpool, L3 4BB Word ref: Tate Liverpool website. Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Tate Liverpool.