Summer Cinema: Bacon and Kitaj
Friday, July 21, 2017
Organized an evening devoted to exploring the life and work of Francis Bacon
On the occasion of Bacon, Freud and the School of London, Museo Picasso Málaga organized an evening devoted to exploring the life and work of Francis Bacon and Ronald B. Kitaj, two of the artists whose work was in the exhibition
The programme began at 9pm with a visit to the exhibition, guided by a MPM educator. Then, at 10pm in the museum garden, there was a screening of the documentaries Francis Bacon and Kitaj… In the Picture, both in original version subtitled in Spanish.
Directed in 1988 by David Hilton, the documentary Francis Bacon consists of a series of dialogues between Bacon and interviewer Melvyn Bragg. Scenes from the artist’s daily life alternate with conversations about his theories, influences and obsessions. This title won and International Emmy Award. Kitaj… In the Picture is an intimate portrait of this artist, directed by Jake Auerbach in 1995. The film transports us from the early years of baseball and girls upstate New York, to his years as a merchant seaman, through post war Vienna to London, where he placed himself ar the centre of ‘The School of London’ with friends David Hockney, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Lucian Freud.
Tickets: 7 euros. Price included visit to the exhibition and one drink (beer or non-alcoholic beverage). The screening was free.
It was possible to attend only the projection. For this you could collect free invitations at the Museum Box Office (maximum two per person) from one hour before the start of the screening. Limited places. Access through the main entrance, in Calle San Agustín.
Bacon, Freud and the School of London was organised by Tate, London, with the collaboration with Museo Picasso Málaga and the sponsorship of CaixaBank.
July 21, 2017
According to the program