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.
|Title of host publication||De visi mostruosi e caricature|
|Subtitle of host publication||Da Leonardo da Vinci a Bacon|
|Place of Publication||Italy|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Feb 2023|