26 Feb All Too Human Exhibition: An Intensive Look at Life
“Nobody has ever looked at you as intensively as I have.” – Euan Uglow, 1989
“Renaissance painters painted men and women making them look like angels. I paint for angels, to show them what men and women look like.” F.N. Souza, 1962
All Too Human, Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life exhibition opens at Tate Britain on the 28th February. Including major and rarely seen works by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, the exhibition reveals how their art captures personal and immediate experiences and events in life.
Remarkable three large-scale paintings by Francis Bacon are being shown for the first time since they were last displayed in public in 1965. Exhibition also celebrates how artists in 20th century Britain used paint to record rich, sensual experiences in life with similar and powerful representation of humanity and reality. For example, in Euan Uglow’s “Georgia”, (1973) which took around five years to complete, Uglow controlled every aspect of the setting. He asked Georgia to cut her hair, dyed her tights to a desired shade of pink and he designed the geometric pattern of the fabric she is leaning on.
Curated by Elena Crippa and Laura Castagnini, artist showing include Walter Sickert, Stanley Spencer, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego, Jenny Saville, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and many others. Also great works from women artist like Paula Rego who explores the condition of women in society and the roles they play are being shown.
All Too Human can be visited until the 27th August.
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