Category Archives: art history

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, Germany, is currently staging a fantastic show on portrait painting and photography, Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt (Desire & Reality: The Influence of Photography on Portraiture’). I will be giving … Continue reading

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FRANCIS-BACON.COM

We just relaunched francis-bacon.com, the official website of The Estate of Francis Bacon. You can now see all 584 known Bacon paintings online, together with detailed information on the artist’s life and work.

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INCOMING

The current refugee crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. The photographer Richard Mosse followed two major refugee routes with a military grade camera. I reviewed his show Incoming, on display at the BarGot It!bican’s Curve … Continue reading

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MARIA LASSNIG

Maria Lassnig developed a novel way of figurative painting. I reviewed her show at Hauser & Wirth, London, 1 March – 29 April 2017, for this is tomorrow. You can read it here: Lassnig review

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GUDRUN PUBLISHING

The book Art Souvenir: Francis Bacon, which I wrote in collaboration with The Estate of Francis Bacon, was just published by Gudrun Publishing. It is aimed at the general public and contains reproductions of Bacon’s paintings, a biography, a chronology of his … Continue reading

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NEO RAUCH

Neo Rauch is the most fascinating of contemporary German painters. I reviewed his latest show at Gallery David Zwirner, London, 5 October – 12 November 2016, for this is tomorrow. You can read it here: Rauch review

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FRANCIS BACON NEW STUDIES

My review of Francis Bacon – New Studies: Centenary Essays was just published on ‘on artbooks’ the blog by artbooksonline. You can read it here: New Studies review  

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AND EVERYTHING BECOMES NOTHING AGAIN

‘And everything becomes nothing again’ is the latest project of the wonderful and talented Léa Habourdin, which follows the breeding cycle of an osprey couple in the Baltic woods. I had the great pleasure of writing an introduction for her … Continue reading

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PAUL MELLON CENTRE

I will be taking part in a panel discussion about photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Come and join us at the Paul Mellon Centre on 15 June 2016. The event is … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON IN WIVENHOE

The painter Denis Wirth Miller was Francis Bacon’s best friend. However, their relationship and the fact that they regularly shared Wirth Miller’s studio in the small town of Wivenhoe is virtually forgotten today. I revisited the Wivenhoe chapter in Bacon’s … Continue reading

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