Your search for art, design, antiques, and collectibles starts here

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Ireland

Francis Bacon was one of the great visionaries of Surrealism and Expressionist painting in the UK. In 1926, Bacon moved from Dublin to London where he designed furniture and rugs. During the 1930s, he only painted sporadically, but from the mid-1940s onward he devoted himself entirely to art.
His figurative painting is bold and characterized by an immediate nearness and reverse intimacy that only the excluded individual may perceive as a center of focus. Bacon’s paintings of distorted animal bodies and deformed people trapped in confined spaces radiate deep anxiety and a strong despair about life. Many of his works also suggest elements of homoeroticism.
Bacon’s paintings were often based on the works of other artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Eadweard Muybridge. In addition to his expressive deformed images, he painted many portraits, including self-portraits.

Articles related to Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Ireland

Francis Bacon: The Tortured Artist

Painter of violence and sadism, Francis Bacon depicted life's tempests. Influenced by an uninterrupted stream of alcohol, dark delusions, purulent obsessions and neurotic talent, his works reflect distortion, suffering and dark imagery and are among the most expensive in the world.


The artworks that broke auction records 2007-2017

Each year, millions of artworks hit the auction room floor and and are sold for staggering figures. Now and then, sales mark the year by shattering world records. Barnebys pickedeleven artworks that made waves in the auction world from 2007 until 2017.

Works of art