Interview with Francis Bacon


In this stunning interview with Francis Bacon, Melvin Bragg peaks into the mind of the artist with some penetrating questions about existence and reality. At one point Bragg asks Bacon why he paints “horror,” and the artist responds with, “What horror could I make to compete with the horrors that go on every single day?” We also learn why Bacon is so interested in the mouth, as a human body part. He says the mouth has “lovely vibrations of color”. This video is a must-see classic.

Learn more about Francis Bacon by visiting these websites:

The Official Site of the Estate of Francis Bacon

Tate Etc. Issue 14 Autumn 2008

This video was found via The Guardian