Francis Bacon Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion circa 1944 Oil on board support, each: 940 x 737 mm frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm Presented by Eric Hall 1953© Tate

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

18 May – 18 September 2016
Tate Liverpool
Liverpool

This summer experience the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England at Tate Liverpool. Displaying more than 30 paintings, alongside a group of rarely seen drawings and documents; learn more about one of Britain’s modern masters.

Francis Bacon often painted a ghost-like frame or structure around the subjects of his paintings. This powerful device skilfully draws our attention to the figures within his work, intensifying their emotional state to us the viewer. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms looks at some of the artist’s most iconic and powerful paintings with a special focus on this technique and will be the first exhibition to explore this reoccurring motif in his work.

Learn something new about a great British painter, not to be missed.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms is organized by Tate Liverpool and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms will tour to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017).

And as if the extensive collection of Bacon’s work was not enough, the ticket includes entry to Tate Liverpool’s Maria Lassnig exhibition.

More information: www.tate.org.uk

Francis Bacon, 1909-1992 Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho 1967 Oil paint on canvas 1980 x 1475 mm © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2016. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Acquired by the state of Berlin
Francis Bacon, 1909-1992
Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho 1967
Oil paint on canvas
1980 x 1475 mm
© The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2016. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Acquired by the state of Berlin
Francis Bacon, Seated Figure 1961 Oil paint on canvas 1651 x 1422 mm © The Estate of Francis Bacon. Image courtesy Tate.
Francis Bacon,
Seated Figure 1961
Oil paint on canvas
1651 x 1422 mm
© The Estate of Francis Bacon. Image courtesy Tate.
John Deakin, Portrait of Francis Bacon c. 1962 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2016. Photo: John Deakin
John Deakin, Portrait of Francis Bacon c. 1962
© The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2016. Photo: John Deakin
Francis Bacon Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion circa 1944 Oil on board support, each: 940 x 737 mm frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm Presented by Eric Hall 1953© Tate
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion circa 1944
Oil on board
support, each: 940 x 737 mm
frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm
Presented by Eric Hall 1953© Tate
Francis Bacon Study for a Portrait 1952 Oil and sand on canvas 880 x 770 mm frame: 880 x 740 x 70 Bequeathed by Simon Sainsbury 2006, accessioned 2008© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002
Francis Bacon
Study for a Portrait 1952
Oil and sand on canvas
880 x 770 mm
frame: 880 x 740 x 70
Bequeathed by Simon Sainsbury 2006, accessioned 2008© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002