MAJOR SHOW OF HENRY MOORE AND FRANCIS BACON WORKS COMING TO A-G-O

Oct 30, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is bringing  two giants of 20th-century British art together  in a major show of their sculpture and paintings.

“Francis Bacon and Henry Moore” will feature over 60 works by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival materials.

They were neither friends nor collaborators  but painter Francis Bacon and sculptor Henry Moore were contemporaries who shared an obsession with expressing themes of suffering, struggle and survival – in relation to the human body.

Both artists survived the Second World War and were haunted by that.

Drawing on their experiences during the London Blitz, the exhibition examines how confinement and suffering gave rise to their creativity and unique visions.

“Francis Bacon and Henry Moore” begins next April.

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