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Francis Bacon died a day like today in 1992
28 April, 2017
Irish-born, British figurative painter Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) is known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery.
As well as the sensual enjoyment of paint, Bacon’s work speaks of violence, from depictions of a screaming pope to crucifixions, animals and carcasses, ancient Greek figures and distorted, emotionally charged portraits of his close friends and lovers.
Together with Lucian Freud, Bacon represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1954.
“I’ve made images the intellectual would never make,” said the artist.
We highly recommend to take a look at the video Jeremy Irons brings Bacon’s word to life, where the Academy Award-winning brought to life excerpts from the artist’s interviews with David Sylvester and revealed Bacon’s own thoughts about his celebrated self-portraits. Also, read about the exhibition Bacon: five decades, held in Australia, surveying Francis Bacon’s life and work.