Francis Bacon

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Study for the Nurse from the Battleship Potemkin, (1957)

A painting to be experienced, not interpreted.

Inspired by a distressing Odessa Steps scene in Sergei Eisenstein’s film “Battleship Potemkin” (1925). Bacon kept photographic stills from the film in his studio and referred to them throughout his career as a source of inspiration.

“Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms” at Tate Liverpool

Francis Bacon  produced iconic images of injured humanity in post-war art.  One of the most successful painters of the twentieth century, he lived the life of a wanderer, residing in London, Berlin and Paris before dying in Madrid in 1992.

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Study for a portrait of pl no.2,  (1957)

In his late 20’s, after a visit to an exhibition of Picasso in Paris, Bacon began to paint.  He abandoned his career in interior design and without attending art school, became regarded as one of the world’s most important painters.

On display at The Tate, Liverpool until 18th September 

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