Francis Bacon – Figure with meat (1954)

Francis Bacon - Figure with meat (1954)

Figure with Meat is a 1954 painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon.

The figure is based on the Pope Innocent X portrait by Diego Velázquez; however, in the Bacon painting the Pope is shown as a gruesome figure and placed between two bisected halves of a cow.

The carcass hanging in the background is likely derived from Rembrandt’s Carcass of Beef, 1657. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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