Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969.   --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969. --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

For more on the life of Francis Bacon, the English Renaissance thinker whose ideas about empiricism drove the scientific revolution, visit Biography.com.

For more on the life of Francis Bacon, the English Renaissance thinker whose ideas about empiricism drove the scientific revolution, visit Biography.com.

Francis Bacon ‘Triptych August 1972’, 1972 © Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon ‘Triptych August 1972’, 1972 © Estate of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacon's painterly but abstracted figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacon's painterly but abstracted figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

Francis Bacon / study for self-portrait (triptych) / 1985/6 ["precariousness of life invoked by historical & contemp figures - including bacon himself & friends. contours blur and dissolve, faces distorted & obscured by shadows. "]

Francis Bacon / study for self-portrait (triptych) / 1985/6 ["precariousness of life invoked by historical & contemp figures - including bacon himself & friends. contours blur and dissolve, faces distorted & obscured by shadows. "]

Francis Bacon Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com -- Philosopher, Statesman, and also... Bacon!

Francis Bacon Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com -- Philosopher, Statesman, and also... Bacon!

Interviewing Francis Bacon: Unreliable Oral History

Interviewing Francis Bacon: Unreliable Oral History

Francis Bacon, Irish Expressionist Artist, Surrealist Painter: Biography

Francis Bacon, Irish Expressionist Artist, Surrealist Painter: Biography

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