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Francis Bacon was largely involved in building a critical view of the modern world. He rethought classical culture — especially myths — to present its darkest side. Violence and madness, or their hybrids, synonymous with evil in the ancient Greeks, became the themes that the British artist transferred to his canvases.

Reading the works of Georges Bataille, Michel Leiris or Nietzsche, he created a polarized world, balancing between civilization and barbarism, beauty and deformity, life and death. By adopting a methodical, almost surgical approach - especially in the representation of the human body - Bacon rejected any form of idealism.
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