Painting 1946 also known as painting or painting 1946 is an oil on linen painting by the irish born artist francis baconit was originally intended to depict a chimpanzee in long grass parts of which may be still visible. Master of ebullient despair.
Francis bacon was a dominant figure of postwar art and his canvases remain unmistakable for their contorted emotion and visceral physicality.
Painting francis bacon art. Jump to navigation jump to search this is an incomplete list of paintings by the irish born. We want to see what are the most expensive francis bacon paintings sold at auctions. Francis bacon was an irish artist and one of the most unique engaging figurative painters to emerge during the post war period.
Bacon then attempted to paint a bird of prey landing in a field. Oil on canvas 123 cm 1055 cm scottish national gallery of modern art edinburgh figure study ii oil on canvas 145 cm x 129 cm huddersfield art gallery huddersfield 1946. Cheim and read francis bacon confounder of art critics.
Harrisons catalogue raisonne summarized the artists motivations when he gifted the second version of his triptych of the crucifixion to the tate in 1991. There are many of them that were sold for huge amounts of money but lets focus on the ten most expensive artworks by this great british artist. Catalogue raisonne documenting 584 paintings by bacon was released by martin harrison and others.
See available prints and multiples paintings and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist. Francis bacon produced some of the most iconic images of wounded and traumatized humanity in post war art. List of paintings by francis bacon.
This reprise of the painting bacon considered his. Francis bacon painter is dead at 82 francis bacon louise bourgeois and franz xaver messerschmidt. Francis bacon painter is dead at 82 francis bacon louise bourgeois and franz xaver messerschmidt.
Francis bacons new paintings francis bacons plea for costs rejected francis bacon 82 artist of the macabre dies. Cheim and read francis bacon confounder of art critics. But in this article we are not focusing on francis bacons unique art and his life but on his paintings.
In 2016 a five volume francis bacon. Francis bacons new paintings francis bacons plea for costs rejected francis bacon 82 artist of the macabre dies. Master of ebullient despair.
View francis bacons 3043 artworks on artnet. As a snail leaves its slime he once said. Borrowing inspiration from surrealism film photography and the old masters he forged a distinctive style that made him one of the most widely recognized exponents of figurative art in the 1940s and 1950sbacon concentrated his energies on portraiture often.
Summary of francis bacon. I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them like a snail leaving its trail of the human presence. Find an in depth biography exhibitions original artworks for sale the latest news and sold auction prices.