Skip to Content

Art Gallery of Ontario

Keyword Site Search

Behind the Scenes: Francis Bacon and Henry Moore

Click to play:

Recorded: Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Duration: 00:59:49

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty co-curator Richard Calvocoressi, Francis Warner and Mary Moore discuss the genesis of the exhibition, the work of Moore and Bacon and the distinctive visual language that each artist developed. While the perspectives of the artists differed — Moore clung to a belief in humanism, while Bacon espoused a post-humanist, nihilistic view of the world — both created unforgettable images of the human figure.

Richard Calvocoressi is director of The Henry Moore Foundation. Mary Moore is Henry Moore’s daughter. Francis Warner is Emeritus Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Presented in association with the exhibition Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty

Share and Enjoy:

Nope ×
Close ×
Close ×
Answer one question. Improve our website.

Today, I'm visiting the AGO website:

Done. Thank you!

What is this?

We're always looking for ways to improve our site, so we want to know why you're here and how we can help you find the information you need. For specific questions or comments about our website or this survey, please contact us. Thanks for your help!