What to expect
A giant of modern art, Francis Bacon has painted human suffering, solitude and the fear of death like no other. His powerful paintings present an unveiled humanity, haunted by ghosts and insanity. The Pompidou Centre
pays homage to the Irish master from September 2019 to January 2020 by presenting a series of late works, painted by Bacon from 1971 up to his death in 1992. If you find there the themes of the partiality of the artist and his visions of a disenchanted world, his pictures will equally demonstrate a new passion for literature. As the tables go by, Bacon thus summons the writings of Georges Bataille, Nietzsche and again Michael Leiris. His vast triptychs, inspired by religious painting, are certainly the most stunning works of this very long-awaited exposition. Avoid the crowds and joini the queues by reserving your entry ticket in advance.