Madrid 2/3/2009 - 4/19/2009
The selection of 78 paintings by Francis Bacon and archival objets, is presented in a partly chronological order and in various thematic sections corresponding to concepts of his work at different periods of his career, namely Animal, Zone, Apprehension, Crucifixion, Crisis, Archive, Portrait, Memorial, Epic and Late.
Following each of these principal sections, the visitor will be able to enter into the unique world of Bacon’s artistic obsessions. Contemplation of his works requires the highest level of concentration, an unprejudiced viewpoint and a mind and eyes open to the beauty of his technique and his brutally honest vision of the human condition, which made him a creative figure of universal stature.
- Manuela Mena. Chief curator of 18th Painting and Goya at the Museo del Prado.