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“I find in all the artists that I admire most a disturbing element”
Henry Moore
“I’ll tell you how I think of my own work: it unlocks the valves of sensation”
Francis Bacon

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."
Damien Hirst


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.

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