The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Cancelled
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Andrea Rose, former director of visual arts at the British Council, introduces the works, and the personalities, of the six painters involved in London Calling: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B Kitaj. Often lumped together under the name "School of London," each of the six is fiercely individual—so much so that R.B. Kitaj described them as "a herd of differing loners." Can they therefore be described as a "school"? And if so, what unites them? Rose, who has known and worked with all six artists, describes the undeviating focus on painting from observation that makes these artists so distinctive. In a postwar world which favored avant-garde movements from minimalism to conceptualism, pop to performance art, this group of artists plowed a solitary but astonishingly deep furrow, re-energizing and renewing Western traditions of painting and producing, and as a result, creating some of the most intensely felt and enduring works of the late 20th century.

Complements the exhibition London Calling.


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