Leading British 20th-Century painter Francis Bacon is the subject of a major retrospective at the Tate Britain this autumn. The exhibition assembles many of the artist's most important works, aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of his life and creations.
Bacon is recognized for his brutal, raw images of people and animals, which are full of distortions and spatters depicting intense emotion. Using the human body, animals and bare, damaged landscapes as recurring themes, his works have a visceral, unsettling quality that has made them loved and loathed in equal measure.
For the exhibition Bacon's works are displayed as they were when they were first created; among the most famous works on display are portraits of Pope Innocent X and triptychs such as Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962.
The exhibition runs from September 11, 2008 to January 4, 2009. Click here for visiting information and ticket reservations.