Art Works > Selected Works. 2011-2012. Gerry Gleason.

Tribute to Francis Bacon.
Painting 1946-11.
In memory of Francis Bacon.
Gerry Gleason.
oil on canvas.

I remember seeing 'Painting 1946' for the first in MOMA in N.Y.C. and it left a lasting impression on me.
For me it is probably one of Bacon's greatest early paintings. Sometimes it takes a period after a great artist like Picasso or Bacon dies before one can dialogue with their work. I felt, though I greatly admired Bacon's work, he had a bleak view of humanity, But we do see instances in human history where people do make real personal sacrifices for others. So in a small way my picture is a dialogue with his great image with the addition of the
ever present photographer recording the scene.