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:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

2 comments:

Steve said...

Thanks for drawing attention to these videos, Sandra. Fascinating. And Ah, the South Bank Show!

Mr Bacon's a bit caustic though isn't he? Still, genius, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Francis was a marvelous Artist. But I love your relaxed nude. She looks so carefree if carefree is possible in today's world you have captured it. Should be in all lovers bedrooms!