Category Archives: expertise

FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

I am very proud that my book Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting will be published by De Gruyter in April 2022. It is based on my PhD research and thus marks the … Continue reading

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NEO RAUCH WITH A HINT OF BACON

My review of Neo Rauch’s exhibition Handlauf, which I saw at Galerie EIGEN+ART in Leipzig last year, has just been published by the open access art journal kunsttexte.de (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). My text discusses the painter’s attempts to avoid plain … Continue reading

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“TAKE IT VERY MUCH FURTHER…” ON JSTOR

My essay “‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’ – How Francis Bacon (1909–1992) appropriated the photographs of John Deakin (1912–1972)”, which I published in the British Art Journal in winter 2018/2019, is now available on Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/stable/48584557

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FAHBI PRESENTATION

I presented my PhD project at a meeting of the Fachforum Kunstgeschichte Britanniens und Irlands – Forum Art History of Britain and Ireland (FAHBI) and was very pleased about my peers’ positive reaction. All colleagues from Ireland and the UK … Continue reading

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BRITISH ART JOURNAL

In 2016 I did a research project with The John Deakin Archive on the artistic exchange between John Deakin and Francis Bacon. ‘Take it very much further away from the photograph’, an essay on how Bacon appropriated Deakin’s photographs, has … Continue reading

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CONNOISSEURSHIP CONFERENCE

‘In other words, less emphasis is put on the knowledge of art and familiarity with it’s research material.’ I am looking forward to speaking at the conference ‘Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research’ taking place in Helsinki in November and organised by … Continue reading

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ALL TOO HUMAN

Tate invited me to take part in a talk and panel discussion on the concept of ‘Gaze’ in relationship to their current exhibition All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, 28 February – 27 August 2018. … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON CATALOGUE RAISONNE

Did you know that Francis Bacon’s Two Seated Figures and Seated Figure, 1979, derived from a photograph in the book ‘The Parade’s Gone By’? I am very proud that my research is mentioned frequently throughout the new ‘Francis Bacon Catalogue … Continue reading

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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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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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