Coming Soon Tate Britain Exhibition

All Too Human Bacon, Freud and a century of painting life

Lucian Freud, ‘Girl with a White Dog’ 1950–1
Lucian Freud, Girl with a White Dog 1950–1. Tate. © Tate

Capturing the sensuous, immediate and intense experience of life in paint

Celebrating painters in Britain who found new ways of depicting people, places, feelings and relationships. All Too Human features London-based artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Despite differences in approach and style, all these artists strove to represent human figures and their surroundings in the most intimate of ways.

The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.​

Francis Bacon, ‘Three Figures and Portrait’ 1975
Francis Bacon
Three Figures and Portrait 1975
© Estate of Francis Bacon

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28 February – 27 August 2018


£16.80 FREE for Members

Adult £18.80 (£16.80 without donation)

Senior £17.80 (£15.80 without donation)

Concession £17 (£15 without donation)

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

Family tickets (two adults and two children 12–18 years) available by telephone or in the gallery

Make a day of it and visit All Too Human and The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London (until 7 May 2018) for just £30. Offer bookable via The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London exhibition page

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