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13th March 2018

All Too Human – Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life review: The School of London gets a modern makeover

When Jackson Pollock was emerging in America, what was happening in post-war Britain? No one figure dominated, rather a prominent group of unusually fine realist painters, the so-called London school. Few critics seem persuaded that there was a school but most still like the show, even if a troubling number of works play to the male gaze.