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Bacon's 'Self-Portrait' 1956 Displayed in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Permanent Collection Exhibition

Posted on 2013-08-01 12:56:39 in EXHIBITION
Francis Bacon, 'Self-Portrait' (1956) Oil on canvas. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2013. All rights reserved.

Updated - exhibition extended. Francis Bacon's 'Self-Portrait' (1956) is on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of their exhibition: 'Selections from the Permanent Collection' currently running until February 8th 2014. The piece is the earliest surviving self-portrait by Bacon, painted from memory when the artist was forty-seven years old. It depicts the artist hunched over and isolated, anchored in the in the centre of the vast canvas. His face is constructed with asymmetrical features, with the right side harshly raised, the right eye reduced to a crude circle. The painting's psychological impact is a staple connotation that is associated with Francis Bacon's portraits. Read more about the piece on the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth website. The exhibition showcases one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the United States. Celebrating various movements, themes and styles incorporating exhibition classics such as Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field painting, Pop art and Minimalism. For more information on the exhibition click here. Selections from the Permanent Collection Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Word ref: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth website, special thanks to Kendal Smith Lake.