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Bacon & Moore a beautifully terrifying pair at the AGO

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 3, 2014

Bacon Moore AGO TorontoThe Francis Bacon / Henry Moore Terror and Beauty exhibition at the AGO opens this Saturday, and it will likely be the darkest major show you stumble your way through this year, one hand half covering your eyes.

The AGO has outdone itself in putting together a collection that portrays the harsh postwar attitudes of the two British artists: there are more huge, frightening Bacon paintings than I expected, and the layout of the exhibition space reveals a curator who understands the inherent relationship between these crucial artists' work. While Bacon steals the show in spite of the fact that his compositions are all behind glass (he "had no interest in the viewer"), Moore's work puts up a worthy fight, especially his 2D compositions and harsher looking sculptures. The exhibit runs until July 20th.

Get a sneak peek of the remarkable and disturbing show in this photo gallery.


6 Comments / April 3, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Looking forward to seeing this.
McRib / April 3, 2014 at 05:05 pm
definitely checking this out.
Kiam / April 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Is this accessible with a regular admission to the AGO? Or is it a separate cost?
Aubrey replying to a comment from Kiam / April 4, 2014 at 08:58 am
No, it's $25 to enter the AGO and see the special exhibit, compared to $19.50 for regular exhibits only.
Sophie / April 5, 2014 at 09:58 am
25$ is the regular adult price. Students are 16.50$ with valid card. Book in advance for Wednesday nights - the show is only 12.50$ for everyone from 6-8pm. Bring a Plum Rewards/iRewards card or Go Presto card for 20% off regular price!
Ok Now / July 19, 2014 at 11:14 am
Moore Bacon... Mmmmm...

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