Understanding Francis Bacon March 25, 2020

“What makes Francis Bacon an important artist and Francis Bacon: Late Paintings both a visual knockout and a philosophical punch to the gut is that [he] is a preternaturally talented painter,” the Wall Street Journal’s Peter Plagens recently noted.

Alison de Lima Greene, MFAH curator of modern and contemporary art, explores Bacon’s depiction of the human form and the major themes that dominate the artist’s later works.

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Hear from curator Alison de Lima Greene in this video of the opening-day lecture for the exhibition: