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FREE BACON TALK AT MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Posted on 2014-02-17 01:17:24 in EVENTS
Francis Bacon, 'Portrait of Lucian Freud', 1951, oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.
Francis Bacon, 'Portrait of Lucian Freud', 1951, oil on canvas. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2014. All rights reserved.

Free entry, 6:30pm, Thursday 6th March 2014, Manchester Art Gallery*

In association with the year-long display 'Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting' at the Manchester Art Gallery, Dr Rina Arya will be giving a talk on Francis Bacon, entitled: 'Post-war British figurative painting'.

This talk will be about Francis Bacon’s complex figuration that involved a balance between figuration and abstraction. His work will be examined alongside other representations of the human figure in post-war art to look at how artists rehabilitated figuration.

The talk is a part of Manchester Art Gallery's 'Thursday Lates'. It takes place at the Gallery, on Thursday March 6th, at 6:30pm, and is free to attend. For more information click here.

Dr Rina Arya is a Reader at the University of Wolverhampton. She has written widely on Bacon, including her monograph Francis Bacon: Painting in a Godless World (2012), which was long-listed for the William M.B. Berger Prize for British Art History in 2013. Her latest book is Abjection and Representation: An Exploration of Abjection in the Visual Arts, Film and Literature (2014).

The exhibition 'Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting' displays the following Francis Bacon pieces: 'Portrait of Henrietta Moraes on a Blue Couch', 1965, and 'Portrait of Lucian Freud', 1951 (pictured). Read more about the display via the Manchester Art Gallery here, and via a previous blog post here.

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*Please note: Exhibition/event details, dates and times, and paintings displayed, are subject to change. For any questions please check with the Manchester Art Gallery for confirmation.

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