Thursday, 4 June 2009

Fulci / Bacon #2

Yesterday I was at a seminar on Francis Bacon, which produced another couple of connections to Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin:

Bacon's paintings, with their vivisected / meat forms

Lizard's dogs

Interestingly the lecturer also mentioned Bacon's interest in Bataille - someone whom I've often thought about Fulci's 'obscence' "stories of the eye" in relation to...


Filmscore said...

The first painting looks similar if not the same as the one that The Joker (Jack Nicholson) keeps his goons from destroying in the 1989 film "Batman."

Wolf said...

The painting saved in "Batman" is the first painting of Bacon's take on Pope Innocent X