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

Tate Britain, London

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This exhibition of around 100 works by some of the most celebrated modern British artists concentrates on the personal and immediate aspects of their work, and on how they conveyed sensations through their use of paint. As well as significant and rarely seen works by Freud and Bacon, there will be paintings by diverse range of artists, including: Frank Auerbach, R.B. Kitaj, Paula Rego, Jenny Saville, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. It will make connections across different generations of 20th-century figurative painters and also examine the role of women artists in a traditionally male-dominated genre. Find out more about the ‘All Too Human’ exhibition from Tate’s website.

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Coterie Of Questions (2015), Lynette Yiadom-Boayke. Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 
© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Coterie Of Questions (2015), Lynette Yiadom-Boayke. Courtesy Corvi-Mora, London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 
© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Portrait (1962), Francis Bacon. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS, London

Portrait (1962), Francis Bacon. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS, London

Two Saints in a Landscape (1961), F. N. Souza. © The estate of F.N. Souza/DACS, London 2017

Two Saints in a Landscape (1961), F. N. Souza. © The estate of F.N. Souza/DACS, London 2017

Reverse (2002–03), Jenny Saville. © Jenny Saville. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

Reverse (2002–03), Jenny Saville. © Jenny Saville. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

Girl with a White Dog (1950–51), Lucien Freud. © Tate

Girl with a White Dog (1950–51), Lucian Freud. © Tate

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