Bacon en toutes lettres > Centre Pompidou – Paris, September 11, 2019 – January 20, 2020

Francis Bacon, Triptych – 1970
© The estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/Artimage 2019.
Photos : Hugo Maertens

The exhibition at the Centre Pompidou focuses on works produced by Bacon in the last two decades of his career. it consists of sixty paintings (including 12 triptychs, in addition to a series of portraits and self-portraits) from major private and public collections. From 1971 to 1992 (the year of the artist’s death), his painting style was marked by its simplification and intensification. His colours acquired new depth, drawn from a unique chromatic register of yellow, pink and saturated orange.

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