The Wednesday Painting – Fragment of a Crucifixion by Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

This week’s Wednesday Painting is Francis Bacon’s Fragment of a Crucifixion.


Its two distressed figures are at the end of a bloody struggle, with one positioned at the point of kill. The dying animal’s scream forms the centerpiece of the work. Although the painting’s title contains religious connotations, Bacon was an atheist, and there is no hope divinity in the work. Wikipedia