Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms

Francis Bacon Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho 1967

Francis Bacon Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho 1967 Oil on canvas 198 x 147.5cm

© bpk/Nationalgalerie, SMB/ Joerg P. Anders

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 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

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


18 May – 18 September 2016

Supported by

The Francis Bacon Exhibition Supporters Group:

The Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation

and Tate Liverpool Members


This revealing show presents a much more considered artist than we once believed. A Bacon of a very different flavour.

The Telegraph

An embarrassment of riches.

The Observer

What a stroke of curatorial inspiration at Tate Liverpool to show these painters [Francis Bacon and Maria Lassnig] together, in two impressive solo presentations, independent yet sparking myriad connections.

The Financial Times

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