Monday, February 21, 2011

Francis Bacon

This painting was named Study after Valezquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X in 1953 by Francis Bacon and was Oil on Canvas. He painted this during the expressionalist period and he often used photographs to paint his portraits. They mostly had to do with post-war and abandonment and as you can see in this portrait the pope looks like he is in an electric chair. The image of him is distorted and he is screaming in it. Edvard Munich painted a portrait of a man screaming and it was very similar to this one. I like this painting for the use of colors and the way he made the pope look distorted.

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