Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Review of Maria Lassnig at Tate Liverpool
18 May - 18 September 2016
“[The body] is more or less the most difficult subject to paint. Something you don’t actually see”.
This summer, Tate Liverpool is going all out with (often quite grotesque) paintings of the body, exploring the fundamental problem of its location, both on canvas and in the world, by presenting a double bill of exhibitions of two key figurative artists from the 20th century, Francis Bacon (1909-92) and Maria Lassnig (1919-2014). While the former is a household name, the latter is significantly less well known, despite a career spanning 70 years and time spent in Vienna, Paris and New York. This exhibition of 40 large-scale works, presented thematically and with a well-researched accompanying catalogue, more than measures up to its counterpart across the hallway.
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