Raw -by morfeas9

Francis Bacon is one of the most influentian painters of the 20th century, as his work portays raw emotions through an underlining theatrical element. He had been using the format of the triptych throughout his career.

 The figure in this painting is probably his lover male John Edwards. In the first panel the figure is struggling on the toilet, bent over in pain. The central panel shows the figure in a more contemplative pose, perhaps regretting the excess alcohol consumed. The dark shadows coming from the doorway are menacing, and also play an important part in the overall composition of the painting. In the third panel the figure is bent over and vomitting in the sink.

Painting Title: Triptych 1973

“My painting is a representation of life, my own life above all, which has been very difficult. So perhaps my painting is very violent, but this is natural to me.” F. Bacon

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9 responses to “Raw -by morfeas9

  1. Oh yeah baby I’ve been there.

    🙂

  2. morfeas9

    I’ve been there as well… alla meta en me epiaen i empnevsi na katso na to kamo se painting opos ton Bacon. I wonder if he was sober otan to ekamne…

  3. With artists you can’t fuckin tell if they are sober, drunk or batshit insane. 🙂

  4. morfeas9

    Emena mu les… but i think that inspiration is a mental state quite close to being drunk!!

  5. Only not as loud and with better orientation

  6. Μαριλένα

    Μόλις το είδα εδιερωτούμουν γιατι εν εχει το τρίτο μέρος αλλά μετα επήρα ότι πατάς πάνω. Εμένα πάντα επροβλημάτιζε με η σειρά, ποια η αρχή ποιο το τέλος..

  7. morfeas9

    O Bacon panta eprovlimatizan ton ta triptixa… exi ki’alla polla pio endiaferon pou to sigkekrimenon ergo. Ekitakse…stin ditiki kinonia, diavazumen protasis pu ta aristera sta deksia, epomenos tuntin sira exumen entipomeni stin logiki mas. Tora gia paradigma i araves pu diavazun me tin antistrofi sira, mpori na exun allin antilipsi enos triptixu ergu! Na tus rotisumen…

  8. IT doesn’t matter if it’s from the left or from the right – the guy is miserable in all three.

  9. 8a simfoniso me to Passenger…

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