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Visual Arts, First semester work schedule

Main topic : Francis Bacon
Aim : Develop your understanding, translating and writing skills.

Exam questions : Translation into English, translation into French, and written expression.

aide à l'autocorrection et remise à niveau grammaticale

Websearch Class work
  • The Estate of Francis Bacon : a complete site, with picture galleries.
  • Learn more about the so-called "London School":
    A video about Lucian Freud.
    A webpage about Frank Auerbach, with embedded video, from Tate.org.uk.
    A webpage about Michael Andrews from Tate.org.uk.
  • Wikipedia : an extensive introduction
  • A documentary on Francis Bacon (below).

Bibliographical introdution : pages 1 2 3 4 5 (source)

Commentaries :

Grammar :

Cimabue : Crucifixion, 1268

Bacon : Crucifixion 1933

Matthias Grunewald : the Isenheim Altarpiece

Bacon : Three Studies for Figures at the Foot of a Crucifixion, 1944

Bacon : Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962

Velazquez : Portrait of Pope Innocent Xth

Rembrandt : Carcass of Beef

Bacon : Figure with Meat, 1954

Bacon : Study after Velazquez's portrait of Pope Innocent Xth, 1953

Bacon : Head VI, 1949

Muybridge : Paralytic Child on all fours

Muybridge : Woman Emptying a Bowl of Water

Bacon : Woman Emptying a Bowl of Water and Paralytic Child on all Fours

Eisenstein : Battleship Potemkin

Muybrige : wrestlers

Bacon : Figures in Grass, 1954

Bacon : Two Figures, 1953

Van Gogh : The Painter on the Road to Tarascon

Bacon : Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh III

Bacon : Self-portrait, 1973

Bacon : Self-portrait, 1967

Bacon : Head One, 1948

Robert Colquhoun : Figures in a Farmyard

Robert Colquhoun : Woman with a Young Goat

Robert McBryde : The Necromancer, 1949

Michael Andrews : The Colony Room, 1962

Miss Muriel Belcher, by Francis Bacon, 1959

Graham Sutherland : Crucifixion 2

Graham Sutherland : Thorn Head, 1950

John Minton : Children by the Sea, 1945

John Minton : Street and Railway Bridge, 1946

Lucian Freud : Portrait of Sue Tilley




Frank Auerback Head of Jake

Auerbach: Head of Estella Olive West