Francis Bacon and the Masters

18 Apr 2015 – 26 Jul 2015

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am-5pm

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom


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  • Bus numbers 25, 25a and x25 run from Norwich city centre to UEA ' ask for the Sainsbury Centre stop. Park & Ride service 604 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop.
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This unique collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg sees paintings by Francis Bacon shown alongside works by old and modern masters


Francis Bacon and the Masters is a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over 25 major works by Francis Bacon with old and modern masters including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.

The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and will coincide with the UK/Russia Year of Culture in the UK.

Curated by Dr Thierry Morel, the exhibition explores Bacon’s obsession with the art of the past, examining how he consistently drew on the work of masters such as Michelangelo, Velázquez and Degas, as well as to the stylised forms of ancient Greek and Roman works.


Dr Thierry Morel

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Rembrandt Van Rijn

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Auguste Rodin

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh


Diego Velázquez

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse


Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon


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