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Francis Bacon: Fragments Of A Portrait

Francis Bacon's paintings have been called sick and corrupt. He has also been hailed as the greatest British painter since Turner. This film study - Bacon's first appearance on BBC Television - shows his work and its sources, and critically assesses his paintings. (1966)

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45 minutes

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Sun 18 Sep 1966 22:00

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Role Contributor
Narrator Alan Dobie
Presenter David Sylvester
Director Michael Gill
Producer Michael Gill
Participant Francis Bacon


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