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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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ON THE TRAIL OF FRANCIS BACON

Many years of blood, sweat and tears came to an end when I submitted my PhD thesis and passed my viva at the University of Cologne this summer. On the Trail of Francis Bacon – Painting from Photography explores the … 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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INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION

We just launched new material on the ‘Influence & Inspiration’ behind Francis Bacon’s art on francis-bacon.com. I had the great pleasure of planning and authoring the section with entries on Rembrandt van Rijn, Pablo Picasso, Sergei Eisenstein, Lucian Freud, John … Continue reading

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EDWARD BURTYNSKY

As of late the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is embracing augmented reality in his work – with mixed results. I reviewed his Master of Photography display at Photo London 2018 for SuperMassiveBlackHole. You can read the text here

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