FOUNDATION INTERVIEWS

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.

Paul Brass

Bacon's Doctor

Jane Birkin

Actress & Singer

Maggi Hambling

Artist

John Pelling

Artist

John Minihan

Photographer

Clare Shenstone

Artist

FILMS PRODUCED OR SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION

Bacon: The Van Gogh Seqence

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.