What a great subject for a first proper post, Francis Bacon. I went to his show at Tate Britain at the weekend. His work was a big influence on me when I was at art school and I was really interested to see a show of his work on this scale. I was enormously impressed, although it’s pretty obvious he could make very powerful images, I’d forgotten what a good painter he was.
The image is one of the panels from the second version of the triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, painted in 1988.
The show runs until the 4th January 2009.