Francis Bacon’s Biomorphic Furies Make Waves in London

Francis Bacon's retrospective at the Royal Academy is nothing short of extraordinary.

Featuring works from his notorious 'Heads' series—reworking Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X—to his rich 1969 bullfight studies and animalistic nudes, Bacon's fanged, biomorphic furies stick with you long after you've left this beautifully curated show.

The group of triptychs in the penultimate room, featuring his famed Second Version of Triptych 1994 and moving Triptych August 1972, painted in response to the suicide of Bacon's lover, George Dyer, were particularly phenomenal.


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