James Hyman Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of AUERBACH, BACON, FREUD and KOSSOFF.
The exhibition brings together paintings by four of the most important British figure painters of the last half-century. It also includes works on paper to demonstrate the radical ways in which these artists reinvented European painting in the face of the challenges of Abstract Expressionism.
Bacon's portraits and figure paintings demonstrate the way that he reinvented and reconfigured the human body as part of his attempt to reveal the Human Condition, presenting man stripped of his veneer of civilisation.
Exactly fifty years after Freud's first major exhibition in London, this exhibition demonstrates Lucian Freud's fascination with others in intense portraiture, in which psychological scrutiny is matched by a sense of the physicality of the subject.
Auerbach's bold use of paint is evident in early work in which the accumulation of layers adds to the toughness of the image and more recent work in which the daring sweeps of paint convey an exhilarating response to the subject.
Kossoff's desire to grasp his subject and to convey an immediate response to the people and places he knows best is shown in epic figure paintings and intimate portraits.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by James Hyman.
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LONDON N2 2FH