Jenny Saville on Francis Bacon

The Francis Bacon exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art serves up depictions of carcasses, sex, and a psychologically tortured pope. They’re brutal, but impossible to ignore. Painter Jenny Saville explains why younger artists are so influenced by Bacon, and how he injected the art of painting with a sorely needed relevance for the 20th century and beyond. [Produced for PRI‘s “Studio 360“.]

Jenny Saville, “Hyphen” (1999).

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