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Raw Human Emotion: Francis Bacon at the Albright-Knox

Buffalo Rising Online has partnered with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to give you a very special treat — a privately curated walk through of their featured exhibit, Raw Human Emotion: Francis Bacon Paintings from the 1950’s.
Join Senior Curator Douglas Dreishpoon, Ph.D., as he gives us insight into Bacon’s tortured world of dark genius, starting with a larger-than-life photograph of his studio, and working through one of the of the most comprehensive looks at Bacon’s most prolific period ever compiled. As Dreishpoon explains, most shows of Bacon’s work have given a chronological look at his life and work. This exhibit, by contrast, goes more deeply into his work in the 1950s, bringing together paintings from as far away as China.
While modern art may seem difficult to relate to, especially the dark abstractions of Bacon’s caliber, Dreishpoon’s insights and anecdotes will bring both the novice and the expert viewer understanding of both the artist and his art. See our previous entry for more information on this exhibit, and look forward to more collaborations with the Albright-Knox to come. Thanks to Doug Dreishpoon and Cheryl Orlick for their efforts.
Wednesdays through Sundays, through July 29.
$10 Adults, $8 Students and Seniors, under 13 free
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood, 14222-1096, 882.8700

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