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The AGO Introduces Francis Bacon to Henry Moore

Francis Bacon's Study for Portrait II (After the Life Mask of William Blake) and a detail view of Henry Moore's Falling Warrior (photos: Estate of Francis Bacon/Art Gallery of Ontario; Henry Moore Foundation/Art Gallery of Ontario)

Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait II (After the Life Mask of William Blake) and a detail view of Henry Moore’s Falling Warrior (photos: Estate of Francis Bacon/AGO; Henry Moore Foundation/AGO)

APRIL 5 TO JULY 20  In Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty, the Art Gallery of Ontario brings together two giants of 20th-century British modernism, conflating the former’s raw, expressionistic paintings with the latter’s abstract sculptures. The impact of World War II—especially the bombardment of London—on the artists’ work is a particular focus, with careful juxtaposition encouraging viewers to consider how two minds reflected on a singular torment in two distinct art forms. The AGO is already known for its considerable collection of Moore sculptures; additional loans from other institutions, bulwarked by a plethora of post-war photographs and drawings, ensure you’ll leave the exhibition both intellectually aroused and emotionally eviscerated.  —Brock Sutherland

• Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648; ago.net
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