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.
FREE BACON TALK AT MANCHESTER ART GALLERY
Posted on 2014-02-17 01:17:24 in EVENTS