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Francis Bacon 1946 Painting

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Painting Title: Painting 1946
Oil on canvas - 198cm x 132cm
Francis Bacon
Famous Irish born English artist - 20th Century Painter

About the Study for Painting of 1946
Painting is a large work that has come to be recognized as one of Francis Bacon's masterpieces. Flesh is a major part of the work, which went on to become a central theme throughout the rest of his career. Even his portraits took on the appearence of flesh that could just as easily be hanging in a butcher shop.

In an interview, Francis Bacon said the following about his 1946 painting "It came to me as an accident. I was attempting to make a bird alighting on a field. And it may have been bound up in some way with the three forms that had gone before, but suddenly the line that I had drawn suggested something totally different and out of this suggestion arose this picture. I had no intention to do this picture; I never thought of it in that way. It was like one continuous accident mounting on top of another."

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