Influences: Francis Bacon

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”

-Francis Bacon

A video depicting many paintings.

English painter Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) used painterly distortion to express the existential angst and shock of the 20th century. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC had an impressive collection of his works on display which I saw as a child, before I had any sense of what modern art was all about. His intense narratives and mysterious atmospheres haunt me to this day.

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