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I better see nothing but snarky comments on this.
For some reason I thought Francis Bacon was a playwright several centuries older.
@hyhybt Bacon is magical! it’s a perfect food, a great artist and a playwright, all wrapped up into one.
Let’s see.. snarky… mmmm… how’s this: oh come on, only a dipstick needs to have a definition of triptych spelled out, no?
The market for modern art is, aside from being a grotesque fraud, is a spectacular example of a laughably unsustainable speculative bubble – one that cannot burst too soon for me.
What a sad day it is when being mentioned alongside Rothko and Pollock is a compliment.
“Bacon was part of the abstract expressionist movement, which also included famed artists Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and like most great artists he achieved only minimal success while he was alive.”
None of the above is true. He was highly rated and made a fortune during his life, and he hated the likes of Rothco, Pollock etc. And what’s ‘abstract’ about his work?
Article obviously written by a cretin.
I’d rather buy a house.
@MikeE: Good one Mike!
“just a friend”. Right.
Not sure where this characterization came from, but Bacon wasn’t an “Abstract Expressionist,” though he is their exact contemporary. His work straddles the line between figuration and abstraction. And he was pretty successful in his lifetime, and by his death pretty well known as a notable gay visual artist.
Cindy Sherman just threw away all of her clown portraits.
Why is it that people think it’s OK to just make stuff up about art? As a previous poster noted, Bacon was not associated with Abstract Expressionism at all–in fact AbEx is an American style and Bacon was, of course, British. His work is in fact more directly associated with Picasso’s–and absolutely positively not with Mondrian’s–or Rothko’s or Pollock’s. Bacon’s style is a type of figural abstraction.
This writer has no background in art. Calling Bacon and abstract expressionist and comparing him to Mondrian (huh?) is a joke. Dan, do a little more research next time. Readers will thank you and you’ll sound more informed.
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