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Bacon, Francis
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(Oct 28, 1909, Dublin – Apr 28, 1992, London) devoted himself to painting as an autodidact in 1931. His first significant paintings (several crucifixions) were made in 1933 under the influence of surrealism. Bacon's independent work started with the Triptych “Studies of figures at the base of a crucifixion” (1944; Tate Gallery, London); with this and the “Crucifixion” (1965, Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Munich) he reintroduced the triptych as a painting form. “Painting” (1946; Museum of Modern Art, New York) is one of…

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Winnekes, Katharina, “Bacon, Francis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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