Sunday, June 3, 2012

Francis Bacon at the Portland Art Museum

Francis Bacon ~ Portland Art Museum
Figure Writing Reflected in Mirror 

Those of you near Portland really should take the opportunity to see this Francis Bacon portrait of his lover at the time ~ George Dyer. It's also thought to be a composite of the two of them almost as this self-portrait of Bacon has been revealed to be in actuality Bacon's head and Lucian Freud's body. In any case, some say that "Figure Writing Reflected in Mirror" finished in 1976 is as good if not better than most of the paintings in Bacon's retrospective at the Metropolitan a few years ago.

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