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Francis Bacon|Facts About the Artist Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon The Artist
Francis Bacon might be equally famous for his messy studio and wild life as he is for his artwork... oof what a mess. Francis Bacon fine art paintings reproduction are below. Landscapes still life portrait commissions were done with brilliance by Bacon. Facts about Francis Bacon, wonderful colors touching one another almost in a patina effect that reminds me a bit of Lucian Freud's work. I paint in a patina effect too which is why I resonate to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud's style. Ahh the brilliance around it is just awesome to see and be influenced by.
I personally feel that Bacon's work in his self portrait below is more of a caricature than what Lucian Freud paints. I don't attempt to paint as a caricature at all but do consider it from time to time due to my background in production sculpture.
Francis Bacon also had a dark side that led to brilliant abstracts that defined his own personal world. Isn't that what artist do?
I have posted a variety of images of his work... his work is complex and needs time to consider all of its avenues that touch our inner being.
Bacon was quoted as saying "We are born with a scream; we come into life with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net between the fear of living and the fear of death."
Take that into consideration while looking at his work.
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 - 28 April 1992), was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery
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Francis Bacon Quotes
+ You see, painting has now become, or all art has now become completely a game, by which man distracts himself. What is fascinating actually is, that it's going to become much more difficult for the artist, because he must really deepen the game to become any good at all.
+ An illustrational form tells you through the intelligence immediately what the form is about, whereas a non-illustrational form works first upon sensation and then slowly leaks back into the fact.
+ The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
+ I don’t think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck.
+ I paint for myself. I don’t know how to do anything else, anyway. Also I have to earn my living, and occupy myself.
+ I need the city; I need to know there are people around me strolling, arguing, f**king—living, and yet I go out very rarely; I stay here in my cage.
+ I should have been, I don’t know, a con-man, a robber or a prostitute. But it was vanity that made me choose painting, vanity and chance.
+ All artists are vain, they long to be recognised and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free.
+ Some artists leave remarkable things which, a 100 years later, don’t work at all. I have left my mark; my work is hung in museums, but maybe one day the Tate Gallery or the other museums will banish me to the cellar…you never know.
+ Painting gave meaning to my life which without it it would not have had.
+ Picasso is the reason why I paint. He is the father figure, who gave me the wish to paint.
+ Picasso was the first person to produce figurative paintings which overturned the rules of appearance; he suggested appearance without using the usual codes, without respecting the representational truth of form, but using a breath of irrationality instead, to make representation stronger and more direct; so that form could pass directly from the eye to the stomach without going through the brain.
+ Picasso was one of that genius caste which includes Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Van Gogh and above all Velzquez.
+ Velzquez found the perfect balance between the ideal illustration which he was required to produce, and the overwhelming emotion he aroused in the spectator.
+ Images also help me find and realise ideas. I look at hundreds of very different, contrasting images and I pinch details from them, rather like people who eat from other people’s plates.
+ Before I start painting I have a slightly ambiguous feeling: happiness is a special excitement because unhappiness is always possible a moment later.
+ You could say that I have no inspiration, that I only need to paint.
+ The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness. It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.
"Seated Figure" by Francis Bacon
Great Francis Bacon stuff
Francis Bacon's Studio
Bacon studio re-created
Bacon studio re-created in Dublin
By Louise Williams in Dublin
Francis Bacon's London studio has been transplanted and reassembled - every paintbrush and speck of dust, along with the walls and floorboards - in Ireland.
The studio took three years to reconstruct in a Dublin art gallery with every detail of the work space faithfully re-created.
Studies of the Human Body by Francis Bacon
Detail from Bacon's Studies of the Human Body, recently sold for �6m at auction
The studio was donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin and a team of 10 archaeologists and conservators spent three years dismantling the room and its contents and transporting them across the Irish Sea.
Bacon was born in Ireland to English parents but he left Ireland when he was a teenager. He died in Spain in 1992.
For 30 years, he worked in a studio at 7 Reece Mews in South Kensington.
Special care was taken over transporting the plaster on the walls which Bacon used as his palette.
"This is exactly the mess that he left behind," Project manager Dr Margarita Cappock said of the re-constructed studio.
It's unique in the art world to have such a complete archive
Dr Margarita Cappock
Three vantage points have been built into the walls so visitors can see up close the re-built studio.
"What you see here is most of the source material used by Bacon throughout his life," she added.
Almost every inch of floor space is covered with cuttings from newspapers, tins of paint and photos.
Read the rest of this article at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1345486.s...
"Study 1953" by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon in his Studio, 1984
Francis Bacon another pic in his studio ~Yet this is not what his art is about or is it?
Francis Bacon's Self Portrait
Quick, what do you think of Francis Bacon?
Francis Bacon - Documentary
This is #4 but do take the time to watch them all.
Bacon Kept a VERY UNTIDY Art Studio... IS CHAOS GOOD?
Francis Bacon kept a VERY UNTIDY Art Studio... read this tidbit below written about it. Then just out of curiosity, how do YOU feel about chaos vrs order?
Francis Bacon in his Studio, 19841984
Bruce Bernard first met Francis Bacon around 1948, when Bacon was already established as a controversial artist, following the exhibition of his painting 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion'. This photograph shows the artist at the age of seventy-five, in his studio in Reece Mews, Kensington, London. Bacon worked in this studio from 1961 until his death in 1992. The chaotic studio was vital to the artist's working process, as piles of photographs, newspapers, catalogues and magazines provided visual inspiration. Instead of using a palette, Bacon mixed paint on any surface he could find, including the walls and door of his studio, as can be seen here. After Bacon's death his studio was reconstructed at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, the city of Bacon's birth. http://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/online...
Chaos or Order?
Can you take a second and answer my polls? Thanks!!
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Do you like his work?
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Are YOU an artist? Either way could you create in chaos?
Poll 3 of 3
How much did bBacon's "Bullfight" sell for at Sotheby's?
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