Francis Bacon ( Dublun 1909- Madrid 1992) was one of the most celebrated painters of the twentieth century.
In his mature years, Bacon will destroy many of his paintings made in his youth. In 1944 he realizes the triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, 1944
Between 1948 and 1949 he realizes series Heads ( six in total )
and between 1949 and 1956 paints twenty five Popes to the series.
Comparison between the painting of Velazquez, "Pope Innocent x", and Bacon.
Francis Bacon died in Madrid in 1992 of a heart attack caused by his chronic asthma.
Below are other famous paintings.
Three Studies for Crucifixion 1962