Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bacon and Dyer...





I love that Bacon worked from photographs and his paintings function in some ways as autobiographical narratives,  and I just wanted to share a few examples. George Dyer was Francis Bacon's lover and muse from 1963 until Dyer's overdose in 1971. Bacon continued to paint Dyer obsessively even after his death. I find these images, the photographs and the paintings, both beautiful and difficult. He painted so many canvases of Dyer, but I am not sure if it was the love or guilt that he never got over...

1 comment:

  1. They are compelling, aren't they? Thanks for sharing these Fiona. Kx

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