Musée des Beaux-Arts De Lyon (Lyon Museum of Fine Arts) is set to display two works by Francis Bacon from this November in the exhibition ‘From Degas to Bacon. The Jacqueline Delubac Collection’.
The two Francis Bacon paintings due to feature in the exhibition are ‘Carcass of Meat and Bird of Prey’ 1980, and ‘Study for a Bullfight, no. 2′ 1969. Actress Jacqueline Delubac acquired first ‘Carcass of Meat…’ in 1982 and later ‘Study for a Bullfight…’, with both paintings bequeathed to the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts after Delubac’s death in 1997 as per her wishes.
‘Study for a Bullfight, no. 2′ evokes a sense of swirling physical movement with curves surrounding the turning bull and fighter, whom almost become one. It is believed by some that there is no story Bacon wishes to tell here, but rather a strictly physical interpretation of a bullfight. Bacon is known to of sought sensations above narrative in his painting.
‘From Degas to Bacon. The Jacqueline Delubac Collection’ is a major autumn exhibition presenting Delubac as an actress, “most elegant woman in all of Paris”, and an art collector, who bequeathed thirty-eight significant works of art to the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon, the city of her birth. For more information please visit the exhibition website.
From Degas to Bacon. The Jacqueline Delubac collection
November 5th 2014 – February 16th 2015
Lyon Museum of Fine Arts
20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon
33 (0)4 72 10 17 40
Word ref: Lyon Museum of Fine Arts press release and website.
Please note that all details including displays, dates and times are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Lyon Museum of Fine Arts directly.