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Arts Commentary | The Death of Actaeon

Francis Bacon discusses a Titian masterpiece.

CHANNEL | Radio 3

FIRST BROADCAST | 04 March 1972

DURATION | 36 minutes 18 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1972

Synopsis

As the National Gallery campaigns to keep Titian's 'The Death of Actaeon' in the UK and prevent its sale to America, Andrew Forge hosts a discussion between Francis Bacon and Michael Levy about the painting's merits. In the second half of the programme, Stephen Bann, Keith Critchlow and Lionel March discuss the 'Systems' exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Did you know?

The National Gallery's campaign to keep 'The Death of Actaeon' in the UK was a success, thanks in part to the public's support.

Contributors

Andrew Forge
Presenter
Contributor
Stephen Bann
Contributor
Keith Critchlow
Contributor
Michael Levy
Contributor
Lionel March
Contributor

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