17 Sep Penser en formes et en couleurs > Musée des Beaux-Arts – Lyon, June 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Olivier Mosset, Escort, 1987 © Collection du mac LYON © photo : Blaise Adilon
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.