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What to Do Today: See ‘All Too Human’ at Tate Britain

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Wednesday 28 February, we recommend heading to Tate Britain to experience a century of painting life….

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

All Too Human Bacon

R.B. Kitaj 1932-2007 The Wedding 1989-93 Oil paint on canvas, 1829 x 1829 mm Tate© The estate of R. B. Kitaj

All to Human, one of this year’s most highly-anticipated exhibitions, opens today in a vivid celebration of British painters who focus on intimate representation of human figures, relationships and surroundings. Artists include Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Walter Sickert, David Bomberg, as well as rarely seen work from Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Three important works by Francis Bacon will be shown in the UK for the first time in at least three decades. All artists have drawn inspiration from living in London in their works.

‘I want the paint to work as flesh does.’ -Lucian Freud, 2009

Curator Elena Crippa will give an in-depth talk on this major exhibition of figurative painting on 23 March, tickets bookable at Tate.

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud, Leigh Bowery 1991 Tate © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

‘[I want to portray the] sensation of a page torn from the book of life’ – Walter Sickert, 1910

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Tickets from £17; 28 February – 27 August 2018; Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG; Wednesday – Tuesday 10am – 6pm.

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