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Ashmolean hosts Martin Harrison lecture: 'Bacon and Sculpture'

Posted on 2013-11-06 02:40:27 in EVENTS
Francis Bacon, 'Miss Muriel Belcher', 1959, oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, 'Miss Muriel Belcher', 1959, oil on canvas, © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.

In association with their exhibition 'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone', the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology are hosting a special lecture with exhibition co-curator, and Editor of the Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné, Martin Harrison.

Like Henry Moore, Bacon was influenced by classical antiquity, and the work of Michelangelo and Rodin. Martin Harrison will speak about Francis Bacon’s dialogue with sculpture.Those wishing to attend are informed by the Ashmolean that booking is essential. Online booking is available at Tickets Oxford.

The pictured 'Miss Muriel Belcher', 1959, oil on canvas, is one of twenty paintings by Francis Bacon on display at the Ashmolean, alongside twenty sculptures, and twenty drawings by Henry Moore.

Information about this, and other events in association with 'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone', is available from the Ashmolean's 'What's On' doc (sections five and six). Also you can view more information about the exhibition itself on our previous blog post here, and on the Ashmolean website.

Bacon and Sculpture
12-1pm, Thursday 14th November 2013
£4.75** (£3.75** concession)
Headley Lecture Theatre
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford

*Please note that exhibition details such as titles, dates, and works are subject to change.
** The first ticket in any Ashmolean transaction will include a 75p fee. Subsequent tickets for this event will be charged at £4 (£3 concession)
Word ref: details provided by the Ashmolean museum, special thanks to Theresa Nicolson, The Henry Moore Foundation, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford.

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