Category Archives: scholarship

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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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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PAUL MELLON CENTRE

I will be taking part in a panel discussion about photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Come and join us at the Paul Mellon Centre on 15 June 2016. The event is … Continue reading

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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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NEW YORK TALK

If you are interested in my talk on Francis Bacon and artistic collaboration at the CAA conference next week in New York come along- the panel is free and open to the public. Please find more details in the conference’s programme.

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BACON MONTHLY FOCUS

Francis Bacon was fascinated by bullfighting and repeatedly referred to the corrida in his paintings. Find my brief introduction on the artist’s relationship to the topic as ‘Monthly Focus’ on the website of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco. … Continue reading

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