Henrietta Moraes in red by Francis Bacon

Henrietta Moraes in red by Francis Bacon

Etude “Henrietta Moraes in red” – one of the few female portraits of the English artist Francis Bacon. If Bacon’s early works are rather dark, then in the future they become more active in color and even decorative. Favorite artists are yellow, cowberry, cherry, orange color tones; less often – cold – black, dark blue, gray-green.

The red background of the painting “Henrietta Moraes in Red” suggests emphasizing the expressiveness of the nature of the model itself. A bulky monster on the table of the artist’s workshop – this is the alleged Henrietta Moraes. It would be desirable to hope that the rough untidy drawing in maculae of a black paint does not correspond to the present image of the lady with the beautiful royal name of Henrietta.

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