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Oresteia Of Aeschylus (centre panel) - Unsigned Print by Francis Bacon 1981 - MyArtBroker

Oresteia Of Aeschylus (centre panel)
Unsigned Print

Francis Bacon

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Lithograph, 1981
Unsigned Print Edition of 150
H 40cm x W 30cm

Jasper Tordoff

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November 2013Swann Auction Galleries - United StatesOresteia Of Aeschylus (centre panel) - Unsigned Print

Meaning & Analysis

Bacon's original painted triptych, from which this lithograph was printed, was inspired by the The Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC. The third part of the tragedy, which had a lifelong influence on Bacon, follows Orestes' attempts to kill his own mother to avenge his father, Agamemnon. Though the work inspired many of Bacon's works, this is the only instance in which he payed direct homage through the title of the work. However, Bacon never sought to illustrate the tragedy, as he once remarked: "I could not paint Agamemnon, Clytemnestra or Cassandra, as that would have been merely another kind of historical painting... Therefore I tried to create an image of the effect it produced inside me."

Triptych Inspired By The Oresteia Of Aeschylus is one of the most distressing of Bacon's so-called 'Black Triptychs'. Themes of loss, grief, and guilt underscore much of the artist's work produced after the death of his long-term lover and companion George Dyer in 1971. Though this guilt is perhaps most pronounced in works produced immediately after Dyer's death, like Triptych August 1972, Oresteia Of Aeschylus (centre panel) reveals the prevailing psychological trauma effected by his death. The contorted figure appears almost to consume itself, a poignant reminder of the horrors Bacon saw and experienced in his lifetime which he unleashed onto canvas and printing plate with unparalleled grit.

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