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This triptych of Lucien Freud, painted by Francis Bacon, is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction (if you avoid inflation). One hundred forty million dollars.  69 more words


Three more talking points from the Noiyarao dieta

This post follows directly on from the last one where I discussed two talking points from my dieta. Two ceremonies later, I have a further three talking points to add. 1,414 more words

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Quote of the Day

Nil terribile nisi ipse timor. Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

—Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon and Japanese Prints: The Arena of the Senses

I have never read an art historian who has made any connection between the iconic paintings of the 20th century English artist Francis Bacon and the Japanese woodblock prints of the 19th century… which is surprising. 1,389 more words

Japanese Woodblock Prints

“I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else anyway.”

“I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else anyway.”

- Francis Bacon, 1909-1992, Irish, painter


Theorising Glamour and the Groteque

We looked at Francis Bacon’s work. The are distorted and show a dissolution of boundaries. There is no certain limit to the body. Much of Bacon’s work doesn’t show a recognisable form with four limbs and a face but he adds aspects so we know they are human. 151 more words