Triptych 1983, 1984

Francis Bacon is one of the most distinctive painters to emerge during the post-war period. Known for its emotionally charged and raw imagery, Bacon’s work captures the dualities of life and death, beauty and ugliness, as well as notions of civilisation and barbarism. Bacon’s triptych canvases, a format he adopted early in the 1940s, demonstrate his interest in working in series.