Francis Bacon 1909 -1992
When Francis Bacon went public with his expressionist paintings in the 1950’s, the international art scene’s first reaction was shock, his vivid images depicted fear, suffering, and violence, reflecting the horrors of the 20th century as much as individual psychological fears. They led to a rethinking of contemporary views of repressentational painting.
Francis Bacon, Self-potrait, 1973, oil on canvas.
Francis Bacon, Study after velázquez’ potrait of Pope Innocent x, 1953, oil on canvas
Francis Bacon, painting og a dog, 1952, oil on canvas
Francis Bacon, 1946, Oil on canvas
Francis Bacon, Potrait of George Dyer Staring into a Mirror, 1967, oil on canvas