Bacon And Francis Bacon Analysis

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Art is away for any artist to explore the depths of their own minds and display their own opinions on certain matters to the world. Artworks allow for the viewers imagination and creativity to be sparked into finding a meaning and purpose and to questions certain topics. This is exactly what artists Joan Ross and Francis Bacon manage to achieve in their debatable depictions of life. Francis Bacon a influential and controversial Irish painter, carved a new macabre way in which we see art today, by exploring what it meant to be human, the human condition and form, with intense emotion and application. His art often portrayed tortured subjects and nightmarish scenes. His powerful imagery showed his fascination and obsession with popes, and often contained portraits of friends, self-portraits and scenes of greek mythology. His art is a reflection of the anxiety of the modern condition and a critique of humanity. Bacons style is known for its “daemonic, hysterical, monstrous”( Margaret Walters Cork, 1985) captivating subjects, who are dehumanised and disfigured yet let of a sense of isolation, desperation and a need for human emotion. This can be seen in Bacons art pieces called “Study After Velásquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X’” painted in 1953 and “Self portrait with injured eye” in 1972. Both Bacon and Ross’s art work have been a production of their childhood experiences. Both artists use their art as a new form of communication that allows our brains to stir and question

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