‘Bacon’s Women’ Technical University

Held at the Technical University of Cologne this seminar explores the pivotal role women played in Francis Bacon’s painting, his development as a painter and as an inspiration for his work.

Henrietta Moraes, interviewed in ‚Model and Artist; Henrietta Moraes and Francis Bacon’, was Francis Bacon’s most frequent female subject, painted no less than twenty three times. The interview with Henrietta, filmed at the Marlborough Gallery in London, offers great insight into the working methods of the painter as well as the nature of his relationships to women. Included in the Francis Bacon Retropectives at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Haus der Kunst Munich, the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon; The Human Body’ at the Hayward Gallery London the film was also included in the exhibition ‚Bacon’s Women’ at Ordovas Gallery, New York- the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Francis Bacon’s female subjects. 

‘Bacon in Paris’ Courtauld Institute

Held at the Courtauld Insitute London, as part of the MA Curating Programme, this seminar, accompanied by the screening of the film ‘Bacon in Paris’, explores the role of the critic and curator in establishing, forming, and preserving the artist’s legacy.

Filmed in collaboration with David Sylvester, ‘Bacon in Paris’ is a short film that accompanies the critic and curator David Sylvester at the Centre Pompidou in the last days of hanging the Bacon Retrospective. Previously unpublished conversations between Francis Bacon and David Sylvester narrate the hanging of the show offering the viewer an exclusive insight into the workings of the painter, his psyche and forms a final and poignant posthumous conversation.