Favorite Artists: Francis Bacon

My original inspiration for my double exposed giant polaroids were Francis Bacon’s wrestlers photos and paintings. 
L0018488 Muybridge; human figure in motion, sport games
L0018488 Muybridge; human figure in motion, sport games Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://images.wellcome.ac.uk Seven phases in a wrestling match. Half-tone reproduction The human figure in motion Eadweard James Muybridge Published: 1901 Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK, see http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Prices.html

In a 2013 interview with the Huffington Post’s Priscilla Frank, I said the following about Bacon’s work:

“I am obsessed with Francis Bacon’s wrestlers,” she explains. “But he intertwines bodies in such a dominant and aggressive way. I wanted to show how bodies could be innocent and sensual.”

 

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