Inspiration. Friendship. Competition. Betrayal.
Much has been written about the contentious relationship between two of Britain’s greatest 20th-century painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. Both created portraits raw with emotion, but while Freud’s images took months to create and are meticulous in detail and of moderate hues, Bacon’s works are dynamic and bold-coloured.
What did they learn from each other while friends, and what was the impact of their break? Art historian Dr Marie-Ann Mancio explores the turbulent rivalry and dazzling art of these contrasting geniuses.
In time for the upcoming Tate Britain showAll Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a century of painting life. (28 February – 27 August 2018)
Evening event with a glass of wine.
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