8 days ago
The truth in Francis Bacon’s work
Ahead of the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon: Man and Beast’ Jenny Saville RA reflects on the profound impact Bacon has had on her life and work.
2 months ago
Appetite and decay: the animal instincts in Bacon’s paintings
Author Colm Tóibín traces the conflation of the animal and human condition in 20th-century art and literature.
> 2 years ago
10 art exhibitions to see in June
The old confronting the new is a major theme in our recommended picks of exhibitions this month – along with a string of firsts, from the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International to Cindy Sherman’s first UK retrospective.
> 3 years ago
Body of evidence: a fresh look at Freud and Bacon’s early careers
The two figurative artists are at the centre of Tate Britain’s ‘All Too Human’ exhibition, but they haven’t always been so favoured. Here we look back to a time when a young Bacon and Freud were much ignored.
> 5 years ago
From Soho to sunshine: the Francis Bacon you never knew
We know him as the doyen of dingy 1960s Soho. But a major exhibition in Monaco reveals the British painter in a more Mediterranean light, showing how he drew inspiration from the French Riviera. The editor of RA Magazine takes a visit.
< 7 years ago
‘Francis Bacon and the Art of the Past’ at the Hermitage
Eleanor Mills travelled to St Petersburg to visit the Hermitage museum’s revelatory Francis Bacon show, and happened to come across a well-known river god too.