Professor Martin Hammer from the University’s School of Arts, expert on 20th century artist Francis Bacon and member of the Tate Britain Council, visited the University of Kent at Paris today to work with our Masters students.
Following a specialist lecture in which he described the influences and impact of Bacon’s work, students got to see one of the subjects of the class first hand, the 1964 triptych ‘three figures in a room’ and one of the Pompidou Centre’s prize exhibits.
“I have learnt so much today! If Professor Hammer hadn’t been here, I probably would have looked at this triptych for a few moments and then moved on. His insights have been fascinating and he’s really made us think about the messages of the paintings. I have to say I never thought I could have spent a whole hour looking at same work of art and enjoyed it so much!’ (Paris student).