Francis Bacon’s Portraiture: An Act of Portrayal, and associated catalogue text

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This essay explores Francis Bacon’s engagement with portraiture, an artistic genre of rich and ancient tradition. Francis Bacon (1909-1992) painted a range of subjects memorialising those closest to him, from small head studies to large-scale triptychs. Collectively, these works question traditional definitions of the genre and blur the boundaries of realism, expressionism, figuration and abstraction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDe visi mostruosi e caricature
Subtitle of host publicationDa Leonardo da Vinci a Bacon
EditorsPietro Marini
Place of PublicationItaly
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)979-1254630846
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2023

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