Francis Bacon. La cuestión del dibujo


Francis Bacon said he didn't draw. Nevertheless, after his death in 1992 not only was his great talent for drawing discovered, but it was also uncovered that the British artist drew prolifically. And it's precisely on this facet of the artist that this exhibition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes focuses, bringing together drawings, pastels and collages that the owner of the collection, Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino, received as a gift from Bacon himself between 1977 and 1992. The exhibition is organised across four different typologies according to what Bacon painted: popes, crucifixions, portraits and seated figures. The drawings in the exhibition, of great quality and technical execution, seem to belong to the last period of Bacon's artistic activity. They're creations made on the fly, with agility and precision, and from which reflection of his work and recurring themes emerge.


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