Bacon’s Broken Subject.
‘Francis Bacon is in Paris, preparing for his most prestigious exhibition, and isn’t about to let a troublesome partner ruin it’.
The story will be drawn in a visceral ‘painted’ style, and reflect Bacon’s palette. It will also incorporate some of his well-known source materials (see below): photos of his subjects; Muybridge photographs of figures and animals in motion; and scenes from Eisenstein’s film Battleship Potemkin. Like many of Bacon’s works, it will be a triptych, in this case, with a sequence of images repeated across the three pages, and ‘framed’ by opening and closing pages.
I have drafted an outline relating the story idea to proposed visual imagery, and then a script.
Paintings by Francis Bacon.
Some of Bacon's sources:
Multiple photographs of his subjects; Edward Muybridge photographs of figures in motion; Eisenstein's film, Battleship Potemkin.
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