Category Archives: research

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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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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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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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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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 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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