Francis Bacon: Paintings 1944-62

The film opens with images that recur in Francis Bacon's paintings - Muybridge photographs of animals in motion, stills from Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin, a Rembrandt self-portrait, and Pope Innocent X by Vel�zquez. The remainder of the film presents Bacon's interpretation of such images during the period 1944-62. There is no commentary, but through a combination of music, camera movement and editing, the film accentuates the violence and menace of the paintings, and gives an impression of their emotional power.

 

Credits

Director/Writer: David Thompson
Music: Elizabeth Lutyens
Arts Council of Great Britain:

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Catalog number #599A

11 minutes Color

Age Range: 17 to Adult

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