Raphael to Picasso. Stories of gazes, faces and figures is a remarkable exhibition currently staged in the splendid setting of the Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza. Around one hundred paintings from museums worldwide tell the great story of portrait and figurative painting from the fifteenth to the late twentieth century in four broad thematic sections that offer much more than a merely chronological approach to works by a host of outstanding artists: from Raphael, Botticelli, Mantegna, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Dürer, Cranach, Pontormo, Rubens, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiepolo up to the Impressionists, Manet, Van Gogh and great twentieth-century artists, such as Munch, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Giacometti and Bacon.
Raphael to Picasso: Stories of gazes, faces, and figures
A symposium Bacon’s Books presented by Yvonne Scott, Head of History of Art and Architecture Department, Trinity College Dublin and Barbara Dawson, Director of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane will be held on the 19th & 20th October 2012 in Dublin.
Friday, 19th October:
Introduction by Barbara Dawson and key note address by Martin Harrison Editor, Francis Bacon: The Catalogue Raisonné in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane at 18.00.
Saturday, 20th October:
Registration at 9.30 in Synge Theatre, Trinity College with introduction by Yvonne Scott, Head of History of Art and Architecture Department, Trinity College Dublin. 11 papers will be presented with a closing keynote address by Martin Hammer, Professor of Philosophy and History of Art, University of Kent at 17.00.
Bacon’s Books is an IRCHSS-funded joint project.
As well as over 570 books found in Francis Bacon’s studio (known as Donation 1; see Margarita Cappock Francis Bacon’s Studio, 2005), DCGHL received from the Estate of Francis Bacon a further donation of circa 670 books belonging to the artist. These books were located in the kitchen and bedroom of 7 Reece Mews and at Dale Farm in Suffolk, a property owned by Bacon but which he rarely used. This second donation has been recently catalogued onto the database of the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane by Dr. Monika Keska, research associate on this project.