Forty such canvasses, found in Bacon’s studio after he died, are now in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum in NYC, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 7 Feb. 1986-31 Mar. 1972. 18 Apr. 8 Nov. 2014-22 Feb. 2015, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Margarita Cappock published them in 2005 under the heading ‘Destroyed Canvasses’, which raised questions regarding Bacon’s intentions with the destructions. I think that a different attitude should be taken when an artist has been dead for some years.’ Sylvester volunteered the comment: ‘As we all know, works which an artist abandoned can still be works of great value: there are any number of such works by a variety of masters in the museums of the world. Original Painting: Oil, Acrylic on Canvas. Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty (22 works, works on paper and selected archival material, illus. 3, p. 31 (right panel, detail, b&w), pp. 24 May. Crucifixion, 1933. Bacon destroyed many hundreds of paintings. 1993-10 Oct. 1993, Francis Bacon: 'Taking Reality by Surprise', London: Hayward Gallery 15, p. 18; No. 2. 14, 44, 68, 118-120, 124, 126, 134, 146; ill. pp. The modern practice of fixing backing boards on paintings means that, even when granted privileged access to works, it is not always possible to inspect the reverse side. Bacon destroyed many hundreds of paintings. 152, p. 222 (b&w), Porto: Fundação de Serralves ... Francis Bacon, Crucifixion, 1933 "Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms" at Tate Liverpool, Liverpool. The five works Bacon included in his first exhibition, in 1930, all had specific titles. in. In my opinion “Lying Figure” is a very fine example of Bacon’s work.’. 94, unpaged (fold-out), No. Francis Bacon/Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone (20 works). 158, p. 179, Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 2015-26 Jul. Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads (54 works). (. 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Doubtless Bacon cut the canvasses so as to leave the stretchers intact for reusage, but while he could not have foreseen the tattered fragments eventually having a commercial value, or being exhibited, he could have rendered the destruction more complete (by burning the fragments, for example). 41, p. 44 (b&w), No. 6, pp. 31, 47, 91, 137, 255; ill. No. methodology and thinking behind the compilation and presentation of some data, such as titles, dates and media. 22 May. Pablo Picasso Spanish Painter. Francis Bacon [The butcher's meat: Francis Bacon], 인간의 피냄새가 내 눈을 떠나지 않는다: 프랜시스 베이컨과의 대담 [Conversations with Francis Bacon], Eddie Wolfram, ‘'Rasher than Bacon'’ 1:6, Sep.. 114-121, 221; ill. No. 5 May. After 1969, Bacon titled, signed and dated, on the reverse of the canvas, a majority of his paintings: before that date he only did so intermittently. 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Find more prominent pieces at Wikiart.org – best visual art database. with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait: Essays and Interviews, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, London: Tate Britain Artist Some of the titles initially given to them have been revised here; for example, ‘Figures in a Landscape’, c.1956 (56-11) has been substituted for ‘Two Figures in the Grass’, which is more logical in view of its relationship with Figures in a Landscape, 1956-57 (57-01). 29, p. 46 (right panel, detail); pp. The so-called ‘slashed canvasses’ are not (with one, uble Portrait of Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, The question of ‘finish’, as signifying a putative state of completion, is probably less relevant in the case of Bacon than most other artists. 1998. 11 Jan. 1963-18 Feb. 1963, Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné and Documentation, London: Thames & Hudson, New York: Viking Press, No. New Haven: Yale University Press in assoc. 26 Sep. 2006-10 Dec. 2006, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum 30, unpaged, Venice: Museo Correr 2015, pp. So where has it all gone? Among the paintings with descriptive titles in the catalogue, many did not emerge into public view until after 1998. This precept has been adhered to in the present catalogue. Francis Bacon/Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone (20 works). 1990-28 Aug. 1990. A compelling reason for ceasing to adopt these categories is that of the nine paintings Alley listed as ‘Destroyed’ in 1964, four in fact survive. 771-773, Bacon and the Mind: Art, Neuroscience and Psychology, London: Thames & Hudson, London: The Estate of Francis Bacon, pp. It was neither whimsical nor accidental that he called so many of them ‘Study for…’: he was being not so much tentative as open-ended. 2007. 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Willem de Kooning His partial destructions were, typically, ambivalent, while as the creator of images that had ‘failed’, the connotations of violence in his taking a knife to them has clear psychological implications. Two of these are paintings which had been sold and were destroyed in accidents while in private ownership; a third was damaged beyond restoration when it fell into Tokyo Dock. Between 1959 and 1969, when he completed Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing, Francis Bacon painted his friend and muse at least 23 times (counting each triptych as one work). 11 Sep. 2008-4 Jan. 2009, pp. 7 Mar. London: Tate Gallery in assoc. 2005, pp. The selection of 78 paintings by Francis Bacon and archival objets, is presented in a partly chronological order and in various thematic sections corresponding to concepts of his work at different periods of his career, namely Animal, Zone, Apprehension, Crucifixion, … 19-21, 28, 34; ill. No. 78, 86 (b&w), 87, 'Artists look past the man to see many sides of Bacon', ill. [no page number] (installation shot), Triptych: Three Studies after Francis Bacon, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum 2007, Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Two of these are paintings which had been sold and were destroyed in accidents while in private ownership; a third was damaged beyond restoration when it fell into Tokyo Dock. Moreover, if Fragment of a Crucifixion, 1950 (50-02), in which more than half of the canvas is unpainted, was considered by Bacon a ‘finished’ painting, it is counterintuitive to categorise ‘Lying Figure’, c.1953 (53-21), for example, as ‘unfinished’. Oil painting Reproduction. Biography of Francis Bacon At the age of 17, Francis Bacon is chased out of the family home 24 Jan. 2003-20 Apr. New Haven: Yale University Press in assoc. 1, 18-20, 22, 182; ill. No. Francis Bacon Francis Bacon’s ‘Crucifixion’ paintings experiment with the manipulation of visual frames in order to project his most intimate feelings and sensations. 2005, In Camera: Francis Bacon, Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting, Norwich: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Cours du 6 octobre 2014 – L'art moderne. [35] Triptych, Crucifixion, 1965. Bacon's new paintings: African animals', 'Mr. 52, 53, 53, p. 93 (b&w); No. 2015, Moscow: Hermitage Museum «Crucifixion» – Francis Bacon, 1965. Melville doubted that Bacon gave any of his paintings the title ‘Pope’, and pointed out that when he was working for Erica Brausen at the Hanover Gallery, ‘we used to call them “cardinals” rather than “popes” in the presence of visitors, to make sure that no one would be offended.’ Melville predicted that all the paintings in the 1964 catalogue would be thenceforth known by the titles assigned to them by Ronald Alley. In the 1964 catalogue raisonné, under pressure from Bacon, Ronald Alley consigned abandoned or destroyed paintings to two appendixes, classified as ‘A’ and ‘D’. 7 Nov. 2015-12 Dec. 2015, pp. Paris: Centre national d'art contemporain, pp. In the present catalogue the titles of paintings dating from 1929 and 1930 follow those adopted by Alley, but they have been placed within inverted commas since it is highly unlikely that Bacon titled them as they are, by their media; (Alley had to negotiate Bacon’s indifference – or hostility – towards his pre-1944 œuvre). 2000-31 Aug. 2000. ), Lucy Cotter, ‘'Ambivalent Homecomings: Louis le Brocquy, Francis Bacon and the Mechanics of Canonization'’ Vol. A woman, unscripted, she bends into her flesh; fidgeting, squirming, contorted: As if the molten-metal from the mould of the swastika. 19 Oct. 1985-5 Jan. 1986, Berlin: Nationalgalerie with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait: Essays and Interviews, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, London: Tate Britain © The Estate of Francis Bacon. Canvas dimensions are given in imperial measurements, height preceding width, followed by metric; this conforms with the British manufacture of Bacon’s canvasses. 57, pp. Melville doubted that Bacon gave any of his paintings the title ‘Pope’, and pointed out that when he was working for Erica Brausen at the Hanover Gallery, ‘we used to call them “cardinals” rather than “popes” in the presence of visitors, to make sure that no one would be offended.’ Melville predicted that all the paintings in the 1964 catalogue would be thenceforth known by the titles assigned to them by Ronald Alley. Summary of Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon. Some of the titles initially given to them have been revised here; for example, ‘Figures in a Landscape’, c.1956 (56-11) has been substituted for ‘Two Figures in the Grass’, which is more logical in view of its relationship with Figures in a Landscape, 1956-57 (57-01). 5 May. 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Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born English figurative painter known for his raw, unsettling imagery. The following ‘Notes for readers’ are extracted from the catalogue raisonné (Vol.1, p.102 and 103) and elaborate on the methodology and thinking behind the compilation and presentation of some data, such as titles, dates and media. Francis Bacon's new paintings: Extraordinary use of photographs', 'Mr. 78, p. 113, The information in the present section on francis-bacon.com is based on the data in, ‘Notes for readers’ are extracted from the, Vol.1, p.102 and 103) and elaborate on the. “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... as … Edvard Munch Norwegian Printmaker. This triptych was the third such which Bacon painted related to the Crucifixion, and follows 1944's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, and the Three Studies for a Crucifixion of 1962. 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The photography dates provide key data, therefore, in the chronology of paintings. Four canvasses removed from Bacon’s studio in 1978 appeared on the market in April 2007, and a further five, from a separate source, were sold in June 2007; six fragments of canvas which had been given in the 1950s to the Cambridge artist Lewis Todd, who painted on their primed sides, were auctioned in March 2013. An atheist and nihilist, the only ‘finish’ he recognised – and was haunted by – was death: to finish a painting was, perhaps, analogous to dying. 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