Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 2nd Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 2nd fl., Right of Rm.. 215-F

'Study for a Portrait (Man in a Blue Box)' by Francis Bacon

Artwork
Identifier:
2001.182.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1992
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Screaming man in a blue box with brown background. Art by Francis Bacon.
Historical Context:
Francis Bacon was a figurative painter known for his bold, austere, and often nightmarish imagery. He is primarily recognized for images depicting room-bound masculine figures isolated in glass or steel cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. The work that Bacon produced during the 1940's through 1960's earned him a reputation as a chronicler of the grotesque.