THE ONLY BACON IS FRANCIS


"We found famous paintings that have been reproduced using bacon—such as Munch's "The Scream" and Van Gogh's "Starry Night". There is even a portrait of Kevin Bacon done in bacon. But so far we have found no painting in a major gallery of anyone frying bacon. It seems a natural subject for one of those private moments"

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Francis Bacon
Triptych Francis Bacon painting
Painting Title: Triptych 1973
Francis Bacon
Famous Irish born English artist - 20th Century Painter

about the triptych painting from artquotes.net
Francis Bacon used the format of the triptych throughout his career. The figure in this painting is probably his
lover male John Edwards. In the first panel the figure is struggling on the toilet, bent over in pain. The central panel shows the figure in a more contemplative pose, perhaps regretting the excess alcohol consumed. The dark shadows coming from the doorway are menacing, and also play an important part in the overall composition of the painting. In the third panel the figure is bent over and vomitting in the sink.

"My painting is a representation of life, my own life above all, which has been very difficult. So perhaps my painting is very violent, but this is natural to me." Francis Bacon Quote

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