Biomorphic Surrealism / Francis Bacon

Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992; Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion

“…there is one artist who seems to bring about an almost universal dread in all those who view his work, and that is of course, Francis Bacon. Bacon’s artworks are made up of shrieking figures, ghastly contortions of flayed meat and gristle, they are visceral, oozing and corporeal to the point of revulsion…”

Reblogged from The Surrealist Junkie. Check the full post here – it is very interesting, and as it often happens, his tough life directly influenced his art. Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is absolutely unique in his ability to express a distorted and muted feeling of fear and pain.

Here is the Irish artist himself:

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Phaidon did an excellent edition about Francis Bacon.