Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Francis Bacon

Self Portrait Francis Bacon painting

     Above is a self portrait painting by Francis Bacon. This particular self portrait stood out to me because of the many different perceptions the viewer can get. To some, it looks as though he's drunk or hungover. To others, it is a reference to life and death. Another way viewers, including myself, see the self portrait as something much more deep. Some think that his hidden wrist is bleeding into the sink from self mutilation. I think that (if that is the case) it is an extremely interesting concept and something you really have to look for, like the red in the outline of the bottom of the sink. 
     I also like the reflection behind him. It makes it appear as though he is ashamed of himself which adds more to the overall quality of the concept.

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