Tag: Francis Bacon


Why Bacon?

Francis Bacon is one of those painters every beginning painting student adores because Bacon�s work is so much more accessible than the abstract painters who were exploring similar existential themes during the same period. The accessibility of Bacon�s corporeal vision is undoubtedly why his work appeals so strongly to new […]


Damien Hirst on Francis Bacon

“I think Bacon is one of the greatest painters of all time. He’s up there with Goya, Soutine and Van Gogh: dirty painters who wrestle with the dark stuff. He’s complicated. It’s not essentially about formal skill or technique or dexterity. It’s about belief. I believe! And the struggle, the […]


Hirst on Bacon

The Guardian’s column, “Great Interviews of the 20th Century,” features an edited extract from “Interviews with Francis Bacon” by David Sylvester. The interviews took place in 1963, 1966 and 1979 and were published by Thames & Hudson Ltd, London. In his foreword to the excerpts, Damien Hirst, simply described as […]