Francis Bacon’s Screaming Pope

Al Billings
Here is the Portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velázquez

The Portrait of Pope Innocent X

And here’s Francis Bacon’s Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X

francis bacon screaming pope

And Bacon’s seminal triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion

Three_Studies_for_Figures_at_the_Base_of_a_Crucifixion

May 10, 2013 4:20 pm