Category Archives: painting

TWO LECTURES AT THE HUGH LANE: FRANCIS BACON – IN THE MIRROR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

It was great to present two lectures on Francis Bacon’s use of photographic sources at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, where Bacon’s studio material is held today. Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography, Public Lecture, 24 July … Continue reading

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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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