Our ‘Catalogué Raisonné Focus’ series continues with Three Figures in a Room, 1964, currently on display in the Musée Fabre as part of their ‘Francis Bacon / Bruce Nauman. Face to Face’ exhibition.
This painting established the symmetrical arrangements of large triptychs, something that Bacon continued to do. The 'floor and walls cohere across the three panels', however, the 'centre panel is over-scaled'.
'The outer panels depict George Dyer, sexualised in the first flush of Bacon's relationship with him, while in the centre panel Dyer's portrait is morphing with Bacon's'.
Excerpts: Martin Harrison, FSA. 64-10 Three Figures in a Room, 1964. Catalogue Raisonné Volume III, page 760-763.
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