Exhibit | Francis Bacon | MET
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Francis Bacon's retrospective at the MET is visceral. The exhibit flows from decade-to-decade, illustrating the progression of Bacon's intense stroke, and juxtoposition of bare canvas against flat fields of color in a secondary palette.
Bacon is a perfect example of a self-trained artist. Discovering a powerful sense of imagery, he managed to etch an indelible fingerprint on the time-line of 20th century art. To understand just out out of place his work feels in a gallery, catch a glimpse of his studio. With clusters of paint and debris everywhere, it appears Bacon's masterpieces ...