In the fleshPicasso, Bacon, Freud, Soutine
12 Apr – 22 Jun 2014
Location: Lowy, Gonski Gallery
This exhibition offers ‘in the flesh’ encounters with six remarkable paintings. It also offers an intimate encounter with six paintings about flesh and the human figure. Produced by four of the most audacious figurative painters of the past century, these works explore the strangeness, power and vulnerability of the human face and body.
The paintings come from a group of 11 recently placed on long-term loan with the Art Gallery of NSW. Created by British businessman Joe Lewis and his daughter Vivienne Lewis, the collection includes the work of European modern masters as well as contemporary Chinese artists. Other works from the loan will be displayed in forthcoming exhibitions.
Image: Lucian Freud And the Bridegroom 1993 (detail), oil on canvas, 231.8 × 195.9 cm The Lewis Collection © Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Art Library