Martin Gayford

Feral showstoppers and some of the greatest paintings of the 20th century: Francis Bacon at the RA reviewed

The painter was a master of capturing the beastliness in humanity, and the humanity of beasts

A blurred, slathering smear with just a hint of Cerberus: ‘Man with Dog’, 1953, by Francis Bacon. Credit: © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2021. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

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