Catherine Howe: Francis Bacon; The Anxiety of Influence

Posted: 7th February 2017

Humber Museums Partnership - Catherine Howe: Francis Bacon; The Anxiety of Influence

Ferens Art Gallery

Event Starts:

30th March 2017

Event Ends:

30th March 2017


6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

The ‘pope’ paintings of Francis Bacon, inspired by Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, are some of his most well-known, seen to capture the sense of malaise in post-war Europe. Yet, strangely, Bacon saw them as an obsessive failed experiment. This lecture will address the complexities surrounding their interpretation and Bacon’s influences, touching upon existentialism, surrealism and psychoanalysis, along with the precedents that such works set for the rest of his career.

The cost of this event is £5 per person, or free for Friends of the Ferens members. Please be advised that advance booking is essential, and a maximum of ten tickets can be booked per person.

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