Francis Bacon   works from the estate

Study after Velasquez II, 1950   Oil on canvas 78 x 54 in.

  Francis Bacon
"I think that Velasquez believed that he was recording the court at that time and recording certain people at that time; but a really good artist today would be forced to make a game of the same situation. He knows that the recording can be done by film, so that that side of his activity has been taken over by something else and all that he is involved with is making the sensibility open up through the image." -FB