National Museum of Art Lecture Series 2011

Lecture |

2, 16, 30 November 2011 - 18:30 until 19:30

supported by the Art Fund

Join the National Museum Cardiff for a series of fascinating art lectures this autumn as part of celebrations following the opening of the National Museum of Art.

Special offers: Buy tickets for all three lectures and get a 20% discount, in addition to a 10% discount in the museum's Coffee Shop, Oriel Restaurant and Museum shop with proof of booking on the day of the lecture (during normal Museum opening hours).

**Please note the final lecture on 30 November 2011 will now be hosted at the Park Plaza hotel, Cardiff due to the General Strike action. Click on the link for further information and directions.**

Francis Bacon, Study for Self Portrait, 1963 © The Artist
Wednesday, 30 November

Francis Bacon's Study for Self-Portrait (1963): Looking Back to Degas

6.30pm – 7.30 pm (doors open at 6pm) Tickets £5 / Concession £4

National Museum Wales’s Francis Bacon, Study for Self-Portrait (1963), has strong and specific affinities with portraits by Edgar Degas. From this starting point, Martin Hammer will explore the wider topic of Bacon’s artistic response to Degas, an artist likewise obsessed with representing the human body.

Bacon remarked: ‘I love Degas. I think his pastels are among the greatest things ever made’. Yet nobody to date has considered the variety of ways in which looking at Degas, in the original and in reproduction, informed Bacon’s art from his emergence in the mid 1940s through to his death in 1992.

With Martin Hammer, Reader in History of Art, University of Edinburgh

Martin Hammer has taught and researched widely in the fields of British and international modern art. His research has focused primarily on British art in the mid twentieth-century (artists such as Naum Gabo, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer). He has curated major exhibitions on Sutherland and The Naked Portrait. He is a member of the Tate Britain Advisory Board.

For more information visit the National Museum Cardiff's web pages.

Tickets are available from the Art Fund: 0844 415 4100

Concessions are available with your National Art Pass, and for Patrons of National Museum Wales, Friends of National Museum Wales, Students, Disabled, OAP’s & Unwaged.

Venue information

Opening times

Tues – Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays
10am – 5pm (Galleries close 4.45pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

Entry details

Tickets are either £5/ Concession £4 or £10/ Concession £8

Lecture starts 6.30pm (Doors open at 6pm)

To book call 0844 415 4100

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