'Figure with Meat'  
Francis Bacon - (1954) 
The work is one of a series of 45 variants of Diego Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X which Bacon executed throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.
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.
This painting is featured in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989 film) in a scene where the Joker and his henchmen destroy several works of art. The Joker spares Figure with Meat, saying, “I kind of like this one, Bob. Leave it.”
This painting inspired many of the disturbing works of Hermann Nitsch.

'Figure with Meat'  

Francis Bacon - (1954) 

The work is one of a series of 45 variants of Diego Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X which Bacon executed throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.

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.

This painting is featured in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989 film) in a scene where the Joker and his henchmen destroy several works of art. The Joker spares Figure with Meat, saying, “I kind of like this one, Bob. Leave it.”

This painting inspired many of the disturbing works of Hermann Nitsch.

Notes

  1. tavittorio reblogged this from theholyprepuce
  2. vacantwindow reblogged this from dahlium
  3. deformatorios reblogged this from exosfera
  4. overidealism reblogged this from exosfera
  5. exosfera reblogged this from belindaelsner
  6. godotsblackcoffee2 reblogged this from theholyprepuce
  7. mothtoalight reblogged this from theholyprepuce
  8. feu-follet reblogged this from theholyprepuce
  9. victusinveritas reblogged this from theholyprepuce and added:
    Love me some Francis Bacon.
  10. theholyprepuce posted this