Exhibition "Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and the London School" 08/12/2018 automatic translate
с 4 Марта
по 20 Мая
Главное здание ГМИИ им. А.С. Пушкина
ул. Волхонка, 12
Curator: Danila Bulatov, chief curator of the art department of European and American countries of the 19-20th centuries.
More than a quarter of a century ago, a monographic exhibition of Francis Bacon took place in Moscow, and individual works by such masters as Frank Auerbach or Leon Kossof were presented at various expositions. For the first time, the Russian audience will have the opportunity to truly and deeply get acquainted with such an important phenomenon of world history of art as the London School.
The exhibition "Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and the London School" will unfold on the main exhibition axis of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin and will consist of 6 sections. The exhibition will feature about 80 paintings and graphic works of the most famous British artists of the London School from the collection of the Tate Gallery.
The term London School was coined by the artist Ronald Brooks China in 1976. He joined a group of artists, which included Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Francis Bacon, Ronald China, Leon Kossof, Lucien Freud, Michael Andrews. In contrast to abstractionism and conceptualism, they developed the tradition of figurative painting. The focus of the masters of the London School was the human body, the transfer of fragility and at the same time the vitality of which are devoted to many of the work of artists.
British painters in the 1950s were alien to the fashion of abstraction, while remaining faithful to figurative painting. Along with the appeal to the human figure for the artists of the London School is characterized by interest in the landscape genre. The images of London created by them are connected with personal stories and the subjective perception of the city; in the metaphorical sense, they turn out to be a kind of existential self portraits of their authors.
Artists of the London School developed complex plots, paying particular attention to the dynamics and aesthetics of social relations. Bacon has repeatedly spoken about the desire to get away from the narrative, but his work retains an ongoing story about his personal life, relationships and losses. And Michael Andrews and Ronald China, in turn, created images, including literary sources, photographs and works of other artists.
The exhibition has already been successfully held in London, Los Angeles, Malaga and Aarhus. In total, it was visited by more than 600 thousand spectators.