October 28, 2021 • 38 Francis Bacon “Study from the human body” Study from the human body Oil on canvas • Expressionism • 147,2 × 130,6cm • 1949 • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Self Portrait of Bacon Francis Bacon Irish-born English figurative painter was born in 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, Ireland October 28, 1909 His style: Expressionism, surrealism Check my tribute to this painter here: Francis Bacon Francis Bacon [1909-1992] Enjoy! ❦ Rate this:Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Soundcloud (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Categories: Birthdays, Tributes Tagged as: birthday, Expressionism, Francis Bacon, great painters, october 28, Oil painting, painting, Study from the human body, Surrealism, tribute
In the second painting I see the influence of Picasso.
I can see that too…
Thanks for visiting, my friend.
I think I am the oddity among your friends and followers who actually finds Bacon’s works amazing and I rate him in my top ten favourite artists. I would happily have his works hanging on my wall. But then, I used to have many posters from Pink Floyd – The Wall on my walls and I find Scarfe’s illustrations reminiscent of Bacon in many ways. I’ve enjoyed both artists for more than thirty years. Bacon is disturbing, but I find that exciting and, strangely, rather beautiful.
Well, I’m with you, I am a huge fan of his work but unless I had a very big house, I don’t see me hanging one especially in a bedroom! 😉 There was a time when Ministry, Hellraiser, The Shinning, Mephisto and other ‘cheerful’ posters decorated my walls… but no more. 😂😉
Ha ha yes perhaps not the bedroom these days! But my hallway or sitting room I’d happily hang a Bacon ☺️
Done, now off to get the money! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
The portrait of the human body is exquisite, Marina, but the self portrait is interesting, to say the least. 🙂 Makes me wonder about the back story behind the art..hugs, dear friend. xoxo
He was quite a turbulent personality with an amazing talent to say the least.
Many many hugs back, ny dear Lauren and Happy November! 🤗🧡🤗🧡🤗
I think Francis Bacon was a very tormented soul, and the nightmares that possessed him, are shown in his paintings. I know about the haunted, and living with ultra-real nightmares, and so I can relate to his works, even though I’m not a big fan. He was probably influenced by Edvard Munch, who also seemed tormented.
Now that I’ve reviewed the post, I definitely recall it.
Bacon is unique, and talented.
However, I can’t see his work in my home. He was being radical, and I get it. It’s definitely for a museum/gallery.
Side note: there’s an amazing street artist whose work I’ve been following and admiring for years.
He calls himself “Bacon”. Hmmm?
Hi Resa, How are you? It’s 5:35AM here: couldn’t sleep after being tormented myself (reference to Francis Bacon), by really ANGRY Ghosts in an abandoned hospital — it seems appropriate that I just saw this post by Marina, about Francis Bacon.
That was a Nightmare I just experienced, LOL, I wasn’t really in a haunted hospital.
Are you in an abandoned hospital?
Mr. Bacon is definitely SCARY!
No not in an abandoned hospital, but I would like to go to one and photograph it from the inside…..maybe I would encounter some ghosts! That would be interesting.
Take Care Resa!
An abandoned hospital would be a fab score!
Be well, Nawfal!
Well, with the ecxeption of some of his works, me too (about having them home). I do love his work though.
Lots of Bacons out there! 🤣😂🤣
Kevin Bacon is quite scary, too!
There’s no end to the horror of bacon!
Oh yes indeed!!!!!
I totally agree.
He did some mysterious work, very mind-bending. They would be perfect on a psychiatrist’s office wall.
Well, better not on a psychiatrist wall!!!! Mind-bending they and brilliant imho.
I am fascinated by Francis Bacon’s thought process which was somewhat bleak. He lived a big life, a bon vivant who spent his middle agreeing eating, drinking and gambling in London’s Soho. I am also interested in this friendship and then non friendship with his friend, Lucian Freud. I really enjoy these posts, Marina!!
I meant middle age not middle agreeing although is it always agreeable to eat!!
A ha ha haaaa…. yes! 😉
I agree and I think it’s true what he says that talk about a painting can only be around it. Thank you, my dearest Rebecca. I’m so happy you’re enjoying these. I love all your journeys into words and art. Many hugs!
I recall that self-portrait from the past. Hard to forget. Yamas!
I can relate to his self portrait. The study is great.
I believe many of us! 😉 I love it too! 🙏
His painting of the nude is lovely… the self portrait? Not so much. Wonder if he had trouble getting a date? 😉
I believe he had a turbulent life and yes I get what you’re saying, his work was very strong and sometimes disturbing but what a talent!
I can’t say I “enjoy” FB’s work but his approach and certainly the results make the viewer ask questions of themselves. Fascinating!
His work is disturbing in many ways as art can be at times. I’m a huge admirer of his work. And yes, he does make you dig deeper.