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KunstBewusst: »Ich bin nun einmal voller Bilder« – Francis Bacon und die Fotografie

Spoken word Vortrag Kunst Museum
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KunstBewusst lecture at Museum Ludwig

What is it about?

Starting with the painting Second Version of 'Painting' 1946, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1971 at Museum Ludwig, this lecture delves deeply into the creative processes of the British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992): it is just one of a multitude of works that recent research has been able to link to one or more photographic pre-images. The unexpected extent of borrowing practices allows us for the first time to describe and interpret patterns in artistic preparatory work and in the adoption of photographic material, but also to locate the limits of Bacon's interest in photography.

Who is our guest?

Dr. Katharina Günther studied art history in Cologne and Antwerp and received her PhD from the University of Cologne in 2019 with a thesis on Francis Bacon (Francis Bacon - In the Mirror of Photography. Collecting, Preparatory Practice and Painting, Boston/Berlin 2022). Since 2010, she has conducted research in Dublin and London for The Estate of Francis Bacon, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, and the John Deakin Archive. From 2015, she built the official website of the Bacon estate as project manager. Currently, she works as the Scientific Director of the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Network at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Her research focuses on figurative British postwar painting, the relationship between painting and photography, photography in crisis zones, and augmented reality in contemporary art.

Admission: Free for members of the freunde. Guests 4 €, students 2 €

No pre-registration necessary!

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Filmforum NRW Bischofsgartenstr. 1 50667 Köln

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