Influences on Francis Bacon

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Portrait of Pope Innocent X, 1650, by Diego Velázquez
Cimabue's Crucifix (1287–88) was a recurring influence on much of Bacon's mid-1940s and early 1960s work
Woman walking downstairs, by Eadweard Muybridge

The painter Francis Bacon was largely self-taught as an artist. As well as other visual artists, Bacon drew inspiration from the poems of T. S. Eliot,[1] Ezra Pound and Yeats, the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Shakespeare; Proust and the Joyce's Ulysses.

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  1. ^ a b Zweite, Armin (ed) (2006). The Violence of the Real. London: Thames and Hudson. 93 ISBN 0-500-09335-0
  2. ^ Sylvester, David (2000). Looking back at Francis Bacon. London: Thames and Hudson. 19. ISBN 0-500-01994-0
  3. ^ Schmied, Wieland. Francis Bacon: Commitment and Conflict. Munich: Prestel, 1996. 17. ISBN 3-7913-1664-8
  4. ^ [1]Francis Bacon Estate, retrieved 28 June 2009
  5. ^ "Francis Bacon Self-Portrait Study Leads Christie's NY Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale". Art Knowledge News, November 2008. Retrieved on 1 July 2009
  6. ^ Deleuze, Gilles. Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005. 18. ISBN 0-8264-7930-8
  7. ^ David Sylvester has convincingly argued in his essay Bacon and Matisse (1996) [revised as Bacon IV in About Modern Art] for Matisse's pervasive influence on Bacon's painting.
  8. ^ Richardson, John. "Tragedian". New York Review of Books, Volume 4, Number 4. 25 March 1965. Retrieved on 1 July 2009.
  9. ^ Lord, James. Giacometti . Farrar Straus, 1997. 452. ISBN 0-374-52525-0
  10. ^ Sylvester, David (1987). The Brutality of Fact: Interviews With Francis Bacon. London: Thames and Hudson. 46. ISBN 0-500-27475-4
  11. ^ Prodger, Phillip. Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement. Oxford University Press, 2003. 263. ISBN 0-19-514964-5
  12. ^ Peppiatt, Michael (1996). Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0-297-81616-0

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