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Auction archive: Lot number 125

* AFTER FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) 'Three Studies For Figures At The Base…

Estimate
£75 - £125
ca. US$97 - US$161
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 125

* AFTER FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) 'Three Studies For Figures At The Base…

Estimate
£75 - £125
ca. US$97 - US$161
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

* AFTER FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) 'Three Studies For Figures At The Base Of A Crucifixion' Official Tate Gallery lithographic poster, 50cm x 70cm (unframed) The title of this work refers to figures that are often featured in Christian paintings of the death of Jesus. Bacon said the figures in his work represented the Furies, ancient Greek goddesses. They punished human wrongdoing. The work was first shown publicly in April 1945. The Second World War was in its final months, after six years of conflict. The first photographs and film footage of Nazi concentration camps were being released. For some, Bacon’s painting reflected the horror of the Holocaust, in which six million Jewish people were murdered. It was also seen to reflect the fear caused by the development of nuclear weapons.

Auction archive: Lot number 125
Auction:
Datum:
9 Oct 2020
Auction house:
Duke's Auctioneers
Brewery Square
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1305 265 080
+44 (0)8707 260 101
Beschreibung:

* AFTER FRANCIS BACON (1909-1992) 'Three Studies For Figures At The Base Of A Crucifixion' Official Tate Gallery lithographic poster, 50cm x 70cm (unframed) The title of this work refers to figures that are often featured in Christian paintings of the death of Jesus. Bacon said the figures in his work represented the Furies, ancient Greek goddesses. They punished human wrongdoing. The work was first shown publicly in April 1945. The Second World War was in its final months, after six years of conflict. The first photographs and film footage of Nazi concentration camps were being released. For some, Bacon’s painting reflected the horror of the Holocaust, in which six million Jewish people were murdered. It was also seen to reflect the fear caused by the development of nuclear weapons.

Auction archive: Lot number 125
Auction:
Datum:
9 Oct 2020
Auction house:
Duke's Auctioneers
Brewery Square
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1305 265 080
+44 (0)8707 260 101
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