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...

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 ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’, c.1944 © Tate

Francis Bacon ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’, c.1944 © Tate

Francis Bacon Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story

Francis Bacon Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story

Francis Bacon, Irish Expressionist Artist, Surrealist Painter: Biography

Francis Bacon, Irish Expressionist Artist, Surrealist Painter: Biography

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!

Lucian Freud first met Bacon around 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon (1952) and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. (The Estate of Francis Bacon | Bacon's World).

Lucian Freud first met Bacon around 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon (1952) and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. (The Estate of Francis Bacon | Bacon's World).

'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion', Francis Bacon | Tate

'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion', Francis Bacon | Tate

Artstory.org--Your Guide to Modern Art

Artstory.org--Your Guide to Modern Art

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