Compton Verney is an award winning art gallery in Warwickshire. It offers a unique opportunity to view art in the setting of a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion located in 120 acres of spectacular parkland. Compton Verney houses six permanent collections and has a programme of exhibitions.
This exhibition, the scope of which will be a first for UK audiences, takes you â€˜behind the scenes' to offer a fascinating insight into the world of the artist's studio in Britain.
In 1949 the fusion of a VelÃ¡zquez portrait with stills from the Odessa Steps sequence in Eisenstein's film The Battleship Potemkin was crucial to Bacon's agenda to make figurative art modern. The influence of films by directors such as Bunuel and Resnais will also be explored, together with photographs by Muybridge and John Deakin which informed Bacon's reconfigurations of the human body.
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