Monday, September 8, 2008

Francis Bacon in the studio


Bacon's art permeated his studio. He used the walls and doors as a palette. Newspaper articles and images ripped from books and Sunday magazines that had inspired him were scattered across the floor.

Francis Bacon: Box of tricks:

On the eve of a major retrospective at Tate Britain, Aida Edemariam visits the artist's studio - painstakingly recreated in a Dublin gallery after his death. But what does this tiny, chaotic space really reveal about the birth of Bacon's art?

I saw the second Tate retrospective of Bacon's work in 1985. The images reverberated through my head for days.

For a live view of Bacon's studio, enjoy this clip from the South Bank Show, 1985:

Francis Bacon at the Tate, 11 September 2008 to 4 January 2009

big hat tip to BURNLAB

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