Celebrating painters in Britain who found new ways of depicting people, places, feelings and relationships. All Too Human features London-based artists including Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon alongside rarely seen work from their contemporaries including Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego. Despite differences in approach and style, all these artists strove to represent human figures and their surroundings in the most intimate of ways.
The exhibition also shows how this spirit in painting was fostered by the previous generation, from Walter Sickert to David Bomberg, and how contemporary artists continue to express the tangible reality of life through paint.
Image: Celia Paul, Painter and Model, 2012