Tag Archives: Francis Bacon

DENIS WIRTH-MILLER: LANDSCAPES AND BEASTS REVIEW

The Burlington Magazine just published my review of Denis Wirth-Miller: Landscapes and Beasts at Firstsite in Colchester. Wirth-Miller was Francis Bacon‘s best friend, but does this show help him escape Bacon’s shadow?

Posted in art, art history, exhibition, Francis Bacon, Museum, painting, research, review, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FRANCIS BACON: MAN AND BEAST REVIEW

Earlier this year the The Royal Academy of Arts in London staged the exhibition Francis Bacon: Man and Beast. But what did we really learn about Bacon’s relationship to animals? Read my review in the December issue of Kunstchronik.

Posted in art, art history, exhibition, Francis Bacon, Museum, painting, research, review, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

STUDIOLO BACON

It was a great pleasure to open “Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography” at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen last week. The Studiolo display, curated by myself and Christian Spies, includes three paintings by Francis Bacon, among them … Continue reading

Posted in art, art history, atelier, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Museum, painting, photography, research, scholarship, studio, talk | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FOTOLOT REVIEW

My book Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting has been reviewed in Peter Truschner’s Fotolot (Perlentaucher. Online Kulturmagazin). You can read it here: https://lnkd.in/eWqzVduE

Posted in archive, art, art history, atelier, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, expertise, Francis Bacon, Literature, online magazine, painting, photography, publication, research, review, The Estate of Francis Bacon, writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in archive, art, art history, atelier, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, expertise, Francis Bacon, Literature, painting, photography, publication, research, The Estate of Francis Bacon, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in archive, art, art history, atelier, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, expertise, Francis Bacon, Literature, painting, photography, publication, research, The Estate of Francis Bacon, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in art, art history, expertise, Francis Bacon, journalism, painting, publication, research, review, scholarship, writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in archive, art, art history, atelier, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, expertise, Francis Bacon, Literature, painting, photography, publication, research, The Estate of Francis Bacon, writing | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in art, art criticism, art history, expertise, painting, publication, research, writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in art, art history, digital, expertise, painting, photographer, photography, publication, research, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment