Today marks the 30 years since the death of Francis Bacon. The British painter's incomparable body of work, often interpreted as dark and grotesque, were renderings of what Bacon described as "the brutality of fact."
Our 1985 documentary "Francis Bacon and the Brutality Fact" sees critic David Sylvester, a dear friend of the artist, digging deep into the artistic psyche of Bacon as they discuss the painter's upbringing, inspirations, and all of the personal politics and philosophies that Bacon pours into his work.
"Francis Bacon and the Brutality Fact" is available to stream via Apple TV, Amazon, Vimeo, and Kanopy. Please visit our website for more information.
Still images from 'Francis Bacon and the Brutality Fact' (1985, directed by Michael Blackwood, 58 min., color, 16mm) © Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc.
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