Bacon Moore AGO Toronto

Bacon & Moore a beautifully terrifying pair at the AGO

The 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.


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