The most influential and original figurative painter of the second half of 20th century, Francis Bacon's distorted abstract forms capture the traumatized post-war era. Mainly concentrating on portraiture, Bacon, a renowned late-night reveler, depicted the members of the bars and clubs of London's Soho neighborhood. These larger than life characters were portrayed as isolated and tormented, imprisoned in the cages of their own existential… Read more
About the artwork
As a self-taught artist, Francis Bacon turned to Ingres for lessons in the human form. The curvaceous torso in Etude du corps humain d’après Ingres pays homage to Ingres’ delicate treatment of the human figure, as well as his integral use of studies in the process of painting.