Jason Persse on Francis Bacon’s Painting
A disturbing painting made just after World War II reveals different aspects of the ravages of time.
Sep 3, 2021
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Jason Persse, editorial manager on the Creative Team, talks about Francis Bacon’s 1946 Painting, from its horror-film imagery to its arresting portrait of the politics and atrocities of war.
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