If some of you will visit Rome by February 23th, I suggest paying a visit to the art exhibition about Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the other five artists of the London School at Chiostro del Bramante , located just a few metres far from Piazza Navona. All the paintings are lent by Tate and they are interesting for those who want to know the themes these heterogeneous artists expressed during the last century. Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, for example, describe a multitude of feelings and emotions: anguish, fear, strength, pain, death, mask, dynamism and energy, vulnerability and a veiled eroticism. Chiostro del Bramante. Francis Bacon, Dog, Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait, , Oil paint and sand on canvas. Lucian Freud, Standing by the Rags, , Oil paint on canvas.
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BACON, FREUD AND THE SCHOOL OF LONDON
The Chiostro del Bramante , located only a few minutes away from Piazza Navona, opens with a new impressive exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon , Lucian Freud , and four other artists of the so-called School of London. The exhibition, result of a second successful collaboration with Tate, London, comprises more than 45 paintings, drawings, and incisions, produced between and In addition to the two eponymous artists of the exhibition, the show also includes works by Michael Andrews , Frank Auerbach , Leon Kossoff , and Paula Rego , other notable members of the School of London , a group of 20 th century artists that preferred figurative art to other artistic movements prevalent at the time. According to Elena Crippa, the curator of the exhibition, the Second World War and the post-war years are important for the understanding of these artists. The large ground floor room, on the other hand, is dedicated entirely to works by Francis Bacon. Highlights include Study for a Portrait and Seated Figure Moving on, visitors will then be able to admire works by Paula Rego , the only female artist included in the exhibition at the Chiostro del Bramante. Born in Portugal, Rego came to England to study art. Her painting The Dance shows groups of dancing figures that might be reminiscent of the folk dances of her native Portugal, while at the same time alluding to the more symbolic theme of the dance of life.
Two giants of painting, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud , together for the first time in an Italian exhibition. One of the most fascinating, extensive and significant moments in world art history. In addition to Bacon and Freud, the show features a group of artists who have marked an epoch, inspired generations, and used painting to illustrate life: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff, and Paula Rego. The exhibition at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome features works from Tate and covers over seven decades, from to In a direct and striking way, it reveals the human condition, with all its frailty, energy and contradictions; its excesses, lack of filters, and truths. Especially relevant themes in the age of social networks, Instagram aesthetics, and nofilter. The rigorous architecture of Bramante becomes the setting for works executed using different approaches and techniques to reflect on personal experiences and portray individuals, places, and life.