Category Archives: painting

VIDEO TALK: FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Hear me talk about my research on Francis Bacon’s pictorial sources on The Estate of Francis Bacon’s official youtube channel: video talk My book Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting is now available … Continue reading

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FRANCIS BACON OU LA MESURE DE L’EXCÈS

  Yves Peyré’s book Francis Bacon ou La mesure de l’excès delivers a passionate, personal view on the artist. I reviewed it for REVUE REGARDS CROISÉS. You can read it here

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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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FiSH NEIGHBOURHOOD CARE

‘FiSH Neighbourhood Care aims to inspire a caring community where older people live fulfilling, independent lives knowing that help willingly given by neighbours is at hand.’ I am delighted to contribute to their programme with a free lecture on Francis … Continue reading

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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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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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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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