Great Art: Francis Bacon’s two paintings of Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe of 60’s

So today art blog post is about the upbeat theme: hypodermic syringes! I don’t know? If you know Bacon artworks? He did quite a few so-called Lying Figure paintings which I with most likely get back to blog post about them sometime in the near future but sticking a syringe in only these two from years 1963 and 1968, I find it a hypnotising little detail. I just have to have these two all by themselves in an art gallery post. Comparing the two right now kind-of side by side: the earlier one has the over the top colors and later one is more plain in colors but has a little more detail surrounding the lying figure but that’s just looking at the subject matter of the paintings which is the same. It’s the second time for Francis on my blog, back in January I did his 1950’s after Van Gogh paintings, linked here. Both these are oil on canvas paintings, once again and maybe I’m not saying much again? Hope you dig them as much as me? Not really sorry, if anyone out there is offend by them or something?

Version No. 2 of Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe, 1968
Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe, 1963
Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe, 1963

Well, a song to go with these paintings is just dead easy today, I don’t need to explain? Lou Reed’s 1967 penned The Velvet Underground’s Heroin song, enjoy!

Remember what former first lady Nancy Reagan said kids: “Just Say No!”

Cheers 🙂



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