Francis Bacon Reveals the Inner Turmoil in His Art


Painted in 1963, ‘Turning Figure’ by Francis Bacon comes from a period of extraordinary creativity in the artist’s career. In this episode of Masterworks, hear Bacon discuss human behaviour and reveal the thought process behind his paintings of distorted human figures. Drawing on art historical references and the solace Bacon found in literature, ‘Turning Figure’ represents a milestone in Bacon’s oeuvre and is a highlight of our upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction (11 February | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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