Exclusive interviews with artists, photographers and friends of Francis Bacon that offer unique insights into his life and work. Directed and produced by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation.
Actress & Singer
FILMS PRODUCED OR SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION
Bacon: the Van Gogh Sequence
Produced by the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation
Directed by Alain Amiel
In 1957, in the middle of a transition period in his life, Francis Bacon produced a series of paintings inspired by Van Gogh’s The Painter on the Road to Tarascon. This series marks a turning point in his work, radically changing his palette. Pure, bright, vivid colours erupt on the canvas. The application of short thick strokes contrasts with his previous works.