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'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone' Update

Posted on 2013-08-23 01:04:57 in PAST_EXHIBITIONS
Francis Bacon, 'Second Version of Triptych' (1944, 1988) Oil and acrylic on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, 'Second Version of Triptych' (1944, 1988) Oil and acrylic on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.

'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone' is a major UK exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, 12th September 2013 – 19th January 2014. This exhibition brings together twenty Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) works, alongside twenty sculptures, and twenty drawings by Henry Moore (1898-1986).

Francis Bacon, 'Lying Figure in a Mirror' (1971) Oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved. Lent by Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Francis Bacon, 'Lying Figure in a Mirror' (1971) Oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.

The exhibition will offer art enthusiasts the opportunity to view Bacon works such as 'Second Version of Triptych' (1944, 1988), 'Lying Figure in a Mirror' (1971), 'Study from a Portrait of Pope Innocent X' (1965), and 'Portrait of Man with Glasses III' (1963). *

'Flesh and Bone' will explore themes such as the treatment of the human figure, and the artists’ responses to the violence of the twentieth century. It will show surprising parallels in the work of two giants of twentieth-century western art whose careers have rarely been linked until now.

“This is one of the most ambitious and exciting exhibitions we have mounted since we reopened in 2009. It compares the two greatest British artists of the twentieth century, and promises to be both visually thrilling and immensely thought-provoking." - Professor Christopher Brown CBE, Director of the Ashmolean

The works from private and public collections have been selected by Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné, and Richard Calvocoressi, Director of The Henry Moore Foundation. The exhibition's curation is also assisted with advice from Dr Francis Warner, Emeritus fellow of St Peter's College Oxford, and Mr Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean Museum. 'Flesh and Bone' is generously supported by Pictet & Cie, Sotheby’s, and the Friends of the Ashmolean.

Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone Poster

A programme of events will run throughout the exhibition including tours, lectures, and artists workshops. For more including ticket information click here.

Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone
12th September 2013 – 19th January 2014
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford

*Please note that exhibition details such as titles, dates, and works are subject to change.
Word ref: details provided by the Ashmolean museum, special thanks to Theresa Nicolson, The Henry Moore Foundation, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford.

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