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Dubrovnik hosts Francis Bacon exhibit

For the first time Francis’ large exhibition of drawings in pastel, pencil and collages will be presented to the Croatian public in Dubrovnik Art Gallery.

The grand opening of this unique exhibition will be on Thursday, 22 December 2016 and it will run through January and February 2017.

Visitors will be able to see about a hundred drawings of this world-renowned artists. As a prominent representative of the new figuration, Francis Bacon (Dublin, October 28, 1909 - Madrid, 28 IV. 1992) is one of the most original artists of European painting associated with the expressionist tradition.

About the artist:
(adopter from “The Art Story”)

Francis Bacon produced some of the most iconic images of wounded and traumatized humanity in post-war art. Borrowing inspiration from Surrealism, film, photography, and the Old Masters, he forged a distinctive style that made him one of the most widely recognized exponents of figurative art in the 1940s and 1950s. Bacon concentrated his energies on portraiture, often depicting habitues of the bars and clubs of London's Soho neighborhood. But his subjects were always portrayed as violently distorted, presented not as sociable and charismatic types but as isolated souls imprisoned and tormented by existential dilemmas. One of the most successful British painters of the twentieth century, Bacon's reputation was elevated further during the widespread return to painting in the 1980s, and after his death he was viewed by some as one of the world's most important painters.


TIP: Dubrovnik Art Gallery is located on the side of "Ploče" entrance to Dubrovnik Old Town (Ul. Frana Supila 23), just above our Hotel Excelsior.