Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

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

Learn something new about a British modern master 

Join us this summer to experience the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England.  Experience more than thirty, powerful paintings alongside a group of rarely seen drawings and documents; not to be missed.

Francis Bacon, ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ c.1944
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944
© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
Francis Bacon, Seated Figure 1961

Francis Bacon, Seated Figure 1961 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2016. Image courtesy Tate.

Francis Bacon, ‘Study for a Portrait’ 1952
Francis Bacon
Study for a Portrait 1952
© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
John Deakin, Portrait of Francis Bacon c. 1962
Francis Bacon, ‘Triptych August 1972’ 1972
Francis Bacon
Triptych August 1972 1972
© Estate of Francis Bacon

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 the viewer. Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms looks at some of the artist’s most iconic and powerful paintings with a special focus on this reoccurring motif in his paintings.

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).

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool L3 4BB
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18 May – 18 September 2016

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Bacon: Study of a Dog (custom print)

High quality art and canvas print from our Custom Prints collection

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Francis Bacon triptch t-shirt

This exclusive t-shirt is exclusive is based on Francis Bacon’s painting Three Studies for Base of a Crucifixion


Francis Bacon Drawing cushion

This cushion is exclusive to Tate and has been created to coincide with the Francis Bacon exhibition


BA Francis Bacon (HB edition) book

Introductory book for Francis Bacon