Francis Bacon at the Art Gallery of NSW
It’s no secret that graphic designers love … ART!
Frescoites love heading down to the Art Gallery of NSW for a little bit of creative inspiration on the weekend. The last fix was the Francis Bacon exhibition and what a treat it was. Bacon’s creative process was laid out for all to see, with clippings from newspapers, photos of animals, passport booth photos of himself and his lovers and all manner of half exposed and distorted images of his friends and creative muses.
Here’s what the folks at the Art Gallery have to say about it…
Surveying Francis Bacon’s life and work, this is the first major exhibition in Australia of rare works by the master of post-war British art. With over 50 paintings – including some of his well known triptychs – the exhibition covers five decades of his career, from the pensive and shocking works of the 1940s to the exuberantly coloured and visceral large paintings of the 1970s and 80s.
We had a moving experience wandering through the torments and dream-like world of Francis Bacon. So much so that we had to go to nearby Bodhi for vegetarian Yum Cha to debrief afterwards. In any case, if you get a chance to pop down there before it all wraps up on February 24, do it!
Andrea Dell 06.02.2012