Date(s) - Jul 26
The Getty Center
July 26–November 13, 2016 at the Getty
From the 1940s through the 1980s, a prominent group of London-based artists developed new styles and approaches to depicting the human figure and the landscape. These painters resisted the abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism that dominated contemporary art at the time, instead focusing on depicting contemporary life through innovative figurative works.
Working in postwar Britain, the artists of the “School of London” rejected contemporary art’s preoccupation with abstraction and conceptualism in favor of the human figure and everyday landscape.
Drawn primarily from the Tate in London, this exhibition highlights the work of six of the leading artists who revolutionized and reinvigorated figurative painting in the later 20th century: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj.