Francis Bacon Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion on display at Tate Britain
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944

Audio recordings from the conference Francis Bacon: Invisible Histories.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Histories – Part 1

Since Francis Bacon died in 1992 his reputation increases in stature and his paintings continue to break auction house records. But what is the state of Bacon scholarship and what do we know of Bacon’s practice now in the light of new information revealed in his studio and archive? What new knowledge of his working process has conservation research revealed? This conference brings together curators, critics and academics to discuss Bacon the artist, his working methods and the curatorial approaches that have emerged around his work.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Histories – Part 2

Since Francis Bacon died in 1992 his reputation increases in stature and his paintings continue to break auction house records. But what is the state of Bacon scholarship and what do we know of Bacon’s practice now in the light of new information revealed in his studio and archive? What new knowledge of his working process has conservation research revealed? This conference brings together curators, critics and academics to discuss Bacon the artist, his working methods and the curatorial approaches that have emerged around his work.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Histories – Part 3

Since Francis Bacon died in 1992 his reputation increases in stature and his paintings continue to break auction house records. But what is the state of Bacon scholarship and what do we know of Bacon’s practice now in the light of new information revealed in his studio and archive? What new knowledge of his working process has conservation research revealed? This conference brings together curators, critics and academics to discuss Bacon the artist, his working methods and the curatorial approaches that have emerged around his work.

Francis Bacon: Invisible Histories – Part 4

Since Francis Bacon died in 1992 his reputation increases in stature and his paintings continue to break auction house records. But what is the state of Bacon scholarship and what do we know of Bacon’s practice now in the light of new information revealed in his studio and archive? What new knowledge of his working process has conservation research revealed? This conference brings together curators, critics and academics to discuss Bacon the artist, his working methods and the curatorial approaches that have emerged around his work.