“The picture” Francis Bacon wrote in 1978. This picture is allegorical, it is about love. At the bottom left, we see a gentleman walking out into the open white door in a suit and a white shirt. To the right, an athletic man tries to hold the key with his toes, open another door, gray.
The orange oval on the door resembles a palette, it can be assumed that this man is involved in art. It’s not whether the enamored Francis Bacon himself is trying to find the key to the door of one of his friends-lovers through painting. What an inspired impulse he tries to open this door and rush after the departing lord.
Dynamics, expression of the picture is enhanced by a color combination: a blue rectangle on the wall, a red-brown floor and a black frame of the doorway.