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Study for Self Portrait

BACON, Francis (1909 - 1992)

Study for Self Portrait

Date: 1963

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 165.2 x 142.6 cm

Acquired: 1978; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 218

Francis Bacon was the principal figurative painter in Post-War Britain. His work consists largely of portraits of friends or of himself in interiors. Conditioned by Surrealism, his uncompromising style exploits the expressive potential of portraiture and is comparatively indifferent to its representational values. Here the heavily modelled seated figure seems overwhelmed by its flatly painted surroundings.

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