Cinematic Identity Crises and Francis Bacon – Part 2 (The Shout).

Part 1. The Shout (1978) “I’ve always desired to be able to paint the mouth like Monet could paint the sunset.” – Francis Bacon (1966, interview with David Sylvester). Though Jerzy Skolimowski’s The Shout (1978) is equally as complex as Performance in terms of narrative linearity (or lack of it), Skolimowski’s film and its complexity derives not from the identity crisis surrounding individual characters within … Continue reading Cinematic Identity Crises and Francis Bacon – Part 2 (The Shout).

Cinematic Identity Crises and Francis Bacon – Part 1 (Performance).

Introduction The paintings of Francis Bacon have been so often alluded to within post-1960s British cinema that it more often than not loses a sense of consistent meaning and turns more readily into a repeated meme for cultural acknowledgement.  Since the art market has promptly recognised that Bacon’s work is of a very genuine commercial value, his style of imagery has been taken on board … Continue reading Cinematic Identity Crises and Francis Bacon – Part 1 (Performance).

Three Figures and Portrait – Francis Bacon (Tate Liverpool)

Liverpool is currently one of best cities in the U.K. outside of London to see important, beautiful and mind-blowing pieces of art.  Thanks in part to the 2008 Capital of Culture, the year of culture itself has left a wonderful legacy and a demand for art in Liverpool that has been growing for years even before the festival had started.  With this in mind then, this … Continue reading Three Figures and Portrait – Francis Bacon (Tate Liverpool)