TRIPTYCH, 1983, EXHIBITED IN DALLAS’ MEADOW MUSEUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Francis Bacon, Triptych, 1983. Oil and pastel on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Triptych, 1983. Oil and pastel on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.

Francis Bacon’s Triptych, 1983, is currently on display at the Meadows Museum Dallas, in the exhibition ‘The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters’, running through to 2 August.

Triptych 1983, is one of the final works from Francis Bacon in this iconic format. The Meadows Museum have described the work by Bacon as a highlight in the exhibition and Abelló collection:

‘Triptych 1983 by Francis Bacon (1983)… references both the popular Renaissance composition and the modern inventions of photography and cinema. The Abelló Collection houses an extensive repertoire of Bacon’s work, and Juan Abelló is the only Spanish collector who owns multiple pieces by the artist. Triptych 1983 serves as a capstone to the Meadows exhibition and the Abelló collection as a whole.’

As the centrepiece of the Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations this exhibition will present the first exhibition in the United States of paintings from the collection of Juan Abelló.

The exhibition features approximately 70 works spanning 500 years of Western art, with Francis Bacon’s brushstrokes hanging up with fellow artists including Georges Braque, Canaletto, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters will be curated by Almudena Ros de Barbero, curator of the Abelló Collection, who served previously at the Musee du Louvre working on the opening of the new Spanish picture galleries, and later was a researcher at the Wildenstein Institute in Paris.

The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters
18 April – 2 August 2015
Meadows Museum
Dallas, USA

Word reference: Meadows Museum Dallas website and press release. Please note all display and related event details, including dates and featured material, are subject to change, and tickets are subject to availability. For all confirmation please contact the Meadows Museum Dallas.

BACON WORKS EXPLORE LIFE, DEATH, ANGUISH AND SOLITUDE IN FONDATION LUIS VUITTON SHOW

Francis Bacon, Study from the Human Body, 1949. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Study from the Human Body, 1949. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait, 1949. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait, 1949. Oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2015. All rights reserved.

Two Francis Bacon works are currently on display at the Fondation Luis Vuitton, featuring in the exhibition ‘Keys to a passion’, which runs until July 6.

Bacon’s Study from the Human Body (1949) and Study for Portrait (1949), are displayed in the first sequence of the exhibition; ‘Subjective Expressionism’. Here Francis Bacon joins Kazimir Malevich, Edvard Munch, Alberto Giacometti, Otto Dix and Helen Schjerbeck in evoking questions about life, death, anguish and solitude.

Fondation Luis Vuitton features insight on Bacon’s Study for Portrait here. The artwork features trademarks of Bacon’s brushstrokes; a cage entombs the subject, who’s wide, gaping mouth is an eye drawing chasm in the piece. The Fondation Luis Vuitton also provide their own biography on Francis Bacon.

The Fondation Luis Vuitton show sees Francis Bacon’s works line up with pieces from Caude Monet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and many more. A full list of artworks on display is available to view here. ‘Keys to a passion’ is currently running now through to July 6, for more information please visit the exhibition site.

‘Keys to a passion’
1 April – 6 July 2015
Fondation Luis Vuitton
France, Paris

Word reference: Fondation Luis Vuitton website.
Please note all display and related event details, including dates and featured material, are subject to change, and tickets are subject to availability. For all confirmation please contact the Fondation Luis Vuitton.