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Easily clip, save and share what you find with family and friends. Easily download and save what you find. This article is about the 20th-century artist. Francis Bacon by John Dekin.
Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. His abstracted figures are typically isolated in geometrical cage like spaces, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Furies, moving on to the 1940s male heads isolated in rooms or geometric structures, the 1950s screaming popes, and the mid-to-late 1950s animals and lone figures, the 1960s portraits of friends, the nihilistic 1970s self-portraits, and the cooler more technical 1980s late works. He said that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subject matter that could sustain his interest. From the mid-1960s he mainly produced portraits of friends and drinking companions, either as single or triptych panels. George Dyer, his art became more sombre, inward-looking and preoccupied with the passage of time and death.
Bacon in person was highly engaging and charismatic, articulate, well-read and unapologetically gay. After Dyer’s suicide he largely distanced himself from this circle, and while his social life was still active and his passion for gambling and drinking continued, he settled into a platonic and somewhat fatherly relationship with his eventual heir, John Edwards. 50’s of the 20th century. Since his death his reputation and market value have grown steadily, and his work is among the most acclaimed, expensive and sought-after. 1950s popes and 1960s portraits, reemerged to set record prices at auction. South Australia, to an English father and an Australian mother. Elizabethan statesman, philosopher and essayist.
Ianthe and Winifred, and a younger brother, Edward. Nanny Lightfoot’, a mother figure who remained close to him until her death. Bacon and his friends, for their financial benefit. The family moved house often, moving back and forth between Ireland and England several times, leading to a feeling of displacement which remained with the artist throughout his life. They returned to Ireland after the First World War.