A GREAT PUBLIC RESPONSE TO BACON, FREUD AND THE SCHOOL OF LONDON AT MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA, WITH OVER 110,000 VISITORS.
A total of 110,056 people visited Museo Picasso Málaga’s exhibition Bacon, Freud and the School of London, which showed the work of ten London-based painters who in the 1950s explored the appearance and fragility of the body, with London as their surrounding context.
From April until it closed last Sunday, the exhibition organised by Tate London in collaboration with Museo Picasso Málaga and sponsored by CaixaBank, brought together Francis Bacon’s powerful solitude, Lucian Freud’s carnal angst, Michael Andrews’ existential concerns, Frank Auerbach’s three-dimensional painting, David Bomberg’s emotional force, William Coldstream’s rigorous measure, Ronald B. Kitaj’s multiplicity, Leon Kossoff’s visceral quality, Paula Rego’s subversion and Euan Uglow’s proportion. All these artists are associated with what has come to be referred to as the School of London, a label that has not, however, been accepted by art historians, nor by the artists themselves.
The educational and cultural activities that MPM organized over the summer months met with a great response from the public, with both children and adults taking part in the numerous guided tours and workshops that were organized around the exhibition. In total, 110,000 visitors saw the exhibition between its opening in April and its closure on Sunday 17th August.
The last of the activities connected to Bacon, Freud and the School of London is the seminar The Artist’s Studio. Laboratories of the 20th century. Organized in collaboration with UNIA, it will be held on 27th and 28th September 2017. In order to explore the genesis and development of the artist’s studio as a space for individual creativity, the seminar will feature prominent experts and historians, as well as the artists Antonio López, Guillermo Pérez-Villalta and Juan Uslé, who will provide first-hand accounts of the significance of these spaces in their own artistic production.
Bacon, Freud and the School of London