Tate’s 2016 exhibitions focus on 20th century art

Date Posted: 29/07/2015

The Tate’s 2016 exhibition programme includes major exhibitions devoted to some prominent 20th century artists, such as Bacon, O’Keeffe, Rauschenberg and Nash, and will be particularly relevant to GCSE and A-Level students.

Work by Francis Bacon will be exhibited at Tate Liverpool; Georgia O’Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, and Paul Nash at Tate Britain. Paul Gauguin’s voyage to Tahiti will be the subject of work by two contemporary artists in an exhibition at Tate St Ives.

Tate Modern’s Georgia O’ Keeffe exhibition, from 6th July to 30th October 2016, will be the first large-scale, monographic show of her work in the UK for more than 20 years.

The exhibition Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms at Tate Liverpool, from 18th May to 18th September 2016, will feature around 35, large-scale paintings, alongside works on paper. These will be grouped in themes such as portraiture and existentialism, crucifixion, the stage and arena, and invisible rooms, which gives the show its title. 

From 26th October 2016 to 5th March 2017 Tate Britain will present the largest presentation of Paul Nash’s work for a generation. Nash’s downland and coastal landscapes of southern England, and its ancient past, provided a stage for his engagements with international modernism, specifically Surrealism.

The Tate’s education programme, which will run alongside the various exhibitions, is yet to be announced.

For more information visit www.tate.org.uk.

Pictured: Taken from Seated Figure 1961 by Francis Bacon, 1909-1992 Oil paint on canvas 1651 x 1422 mm © Estate of Francis Bacon.

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