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	Francis Bacon Study for self-portrait 1976 © Francis Bacon/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon

Introducing ‘Francis Bacon: five decades’

As we bid farewell to Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, we look forward to the next major exhibition, Francis Bacon: five decades, which opens on the 17 November 2012.

Francis Bacon is widely acknowledged as the most important figurative painter after Picasso. Bacon himself made no secret of the fact that he was greatly influenced by Picasso, even stating that it was after seeing an exhibition of Picasso’s drawings in 1927 that he decided to become an artist.

Join curatorial staff for a talk introducing this exciting new exhibition and the interesting relationships between Bacon and Picasso.

Part of Picasso till midnight

Francis Bacon Study for self-portrait 1976 © Francis Bacon/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Weekly from Saturday 17 March 2012, 5.00pm until Saturday 24 March 2012

Free

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium

Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso