Thursday, May 22, 2008
When you're strange
These are a couple of odd mixed media self portraits. I think at the time I was inspired by Francis Bacon, an artist whose work fascinates me. I was going to do more with them but decided to leave them as they were. The acrylic paintings have other media on them - it's not cracked glass!
I see that a triptych by Bacon broke a record for contemporary art auctions this week.
On You Tube there are videos of a documentary that I've seen previously where Bacon is interviewed. It's a fascinating documentary. Bacon takes the interviewer and the film crew to his studio - that is an eye opener.
There is also this little video of faces painted by Bacon...
If you're interested in watching the documentary, it's split into several parts. I won't post the actual videos here but the links are: