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. Manchester Art Gallery www.manchestergalleries.org/ 0161 235 8888 @mcrartgallery Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm) *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.