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Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact

Directed by Michael Blackwood
United States, 1987
Documentary, Biography

Synopsis

In his London studio, Francis Bacon discusses his work and approach with David Sylvester. His representations of the human figure in portraits and triptychs link him to the distorted realism of Van Gogh and Picasso, who also portrayed the intensity of life that Bacon calls “the brutality of fact.”

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Francis Bacon and the Brutality of Fact Directed by Michael Blackwood