1 Mar-30 May 2005. This exhibition looks at the interconnections and influences of the work of Pablo Picasso work on Francis Bacon. It was after seeing Picassos 1927 exhibition at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery that Bacon decided to become a painter as an 18-year-old. A lifelong artistic association existed between the two 20th century icons of painting. Many of their most significant works have been assembled in Paris from famous galleries all over the world grouped on three main themes: the crucifixion, the embrace and the scream. The exhibits help to highlight the similarities in their illustrative and iconographic methods, showing the influences of popular imagery and culture shared by the two. Bacons the brutality of fact in particular manages to symbolize this linkage most powerfully.
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Bacon and Picasso La vie des images
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