All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human at Tate Britain celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways.

The exhibition brings together a small group of artists connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration for the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition while simultaneously developing new approaches and styles, reinventing their manner of representing life with pronounced individuality and imbuing painting with a rare intensity.

The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.

The artists included in the exhibition are Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego and Euan Uglow.

28 February – 27 August 2018

 

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All Too Human at Tate Britain celebrates the painters in Britain who strove to represent human figures, their relationships and surroundings in the most intimate of ways.

The exhibition brings together a small group of artists connected by ties of friendship and mutual admiration for the appearance and vulnerability of the body, with the city of London as their surrounding context. Through the depiction of the figure and their own everyday landscape, these artists conveyed the delicacy and vitality of the human condition while simultaneously developing new approaches and styles, reinventing their manner of representing life with pronounced individuality and imbuing painting with a rare intensity.

The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.

The artists included in the exhibition are Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego and Euan Uglow.

28 February – 27 August 2018

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