Bacon en toutes lettres : talk by Anna Hiddleston
Listen to Anna Hiddleston's talk, recorded on October 8, 2019.
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Assistant curator Anna Hiddleston presents the major exhibition opening this autumn in the Centre Pompidou: works by the artist of Irish origin, Francis Bacon. Focusing on works produced in the last two decades of his career (from 1971 to 1992), the sixty odd paintings explore how literature became a powerful stimulus for Bacon. Writers such as Bataille, Eliot, Eschyle, Leiris and Nietzsche inspired images that fed into his vision of a world polarised between civilisation and barbarity, beauty and ugliness, life and death.