Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts presents The Provocative & Fascinating world of F.N. Souza and the School of London in a presentation by Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art at the Tate and Conor Macklin, Director, Grosvenor Gallery in London. This is Episode XXI of ListenIN.
This exclusive edition traces the relationship between F.N. Souza and Picasso. Picasso’s work not only challenged the concepts of beauty in Western art, but his expression of agony and human emotion deeply influenced and inspired artists like Souza.
The legacy of Picasso had its reverberations in the post-war British art scene and School of London to which Souza was connected. In the 1950’s, London became the heart of cultural activity with a flurry of young artists like Souza, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach who moved there either during the war or immediately after.
Inhabiting a landscape that was now ravaged, how did the physical and psychological condition of a devastated capital affect their work? How did these artists depict loss and healing?
We will also see parallels – similarities and differences – between the works from the time, in particular Souza in dialogue with Bacon. Attracted to depicting the raw qualities of life, we will step into the repulsive yet fascinating works of both artists that reflect our most intimate, transgressive and unruly nature.
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