Part 1. Part 2. Herostratus (1967) Expanding upon the ideas of screaming in The Shout, the analysis of Francis Bacon’s influence on counterculture British cinema can conclude with Don Levy’s 1967 film Herostratus. The film and its obsessions with textures and urban landscapes has already been discussed in other articles but Herostratus is full of other forms of terrain; the morphed and emotionally tortured form … Continue reading Cinematic Identity Crises And Francis Bacon – Part 3 (Herostratus).
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).
Evocation of an era can be a tricky ideal to achieve in a gallery space. With the potential for works to repeat themselves and end up stale, trying to define a time and perhaps even a place through curation seems like a monumental balancing act to achieve. The new DLA Piper Series; Innocence and Experience proves this is a positive possibility and the exhibition drips with a … Continue reading DLA Piper Series Curated by Marianne Faithfull – 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)