Influences on Francis Bacon (painter)

Influences On Francis Bacon (Painter)

Influences on Francis Bacon (painter)

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The painter Francis Bacon was largely self-taught as an artist. As well as other visual artists, Bacon drew inspiration from the poems of T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Yeats, the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Shakespeare; Proust and the Joyce's Ulysses.


  • Pablo Picasso, in particular the biomorphic figures in Picasso's paintings of bathers at Dinard of 1927-32.Sylvester, David (2000). Looking back at Francis Bacon. London: Thames and Hudson. 19. ISBN 0-5000-1994-0
  • Diego Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X (1649–50). "that Velázquez is one of the great paintings of the world, of course - well, I was very obsessed with that Velázquez and, of course, I made a great mistake…". Bacon painted several versions, of which Figure with Meat (1954) is an atypically Grand Guignol example. Though he visited Rome, where the painting is on display at the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Bacon never saw the original Velázquez.Schmied, Wieland. Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict. Munich: Prestel, 1996. 17. ISBN 3-7913-1664-8
  • Vincent van Gogh; Bacon painted several variations of van Gogh’s The Painter on the Road to Tarascon in the late 1950s.Francis Bacon Estate, retrieved June 28, 2009
  • Rembrandt Self-portrait (Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence)"". Art Knowledge News, November 2008. Retrieved on 1 July, 2009
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