“I find in all the artists that I admire most a disturbing element”
“I’ll tell you how I think of my own work: it unlocks the valves of sensation”
Francis Bacon's and Henry Moore's work not only made them stars during their lifetimes but up to today continues to inspire artists who work in a variety of mediums. Below, learn about and hear from creative individuals influenced by Bacon and Moore.
Film meets Art – Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon [Tate.org.uk]
Damien Hirst on Francis Bacon [Tate.org.uk]
Gormley to Hirst: today's top artists on the genius of Henry Moore [theguardian.com]
"I often think about Francis Bacon when I look at Moore. It must be something to do with his ability to create complete visions of humanity through shapes that barely relate to anatomy. It is truth but a different reality. Bacon paints with his guts in the same way as Moore carves with a visceral instinct."
The Violent History of Kent Monkman
Images referencing works by both Francis Bacon and Henry Moore have appeared in the Canadian artist's recent paintings.