Getty Museum Reunites ‘School of London’ for Exhibit
Includes works of art from Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and other modern masters
From July 26 to November 13, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles is set to put on a masterclass of 20th-century contemporary art, featuring the leaders of the so-called “School of London” movement. Named by expat American painter R.B. Kitaj, the movement—centering on “figurative art,” or that which has strong reference points to human figures or real-life landscapes—had its beginnings in 1976 at the Hayward Gallery in London. Artists lumped into the “school” include Kitaj, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, and Leon Kossoff. Preview some of the masterworks from the “London Calling” exhibit below. For more information on it, click here.Lucian Freud, ‘Leigh Bowery,’ 1991 (© Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Copyright Service/© Tate, London 2016
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