Made in 1969, the three studies of Lucian Freud were made by Francis Bacon and is the most expensive painting of all time sold at an auction by November 2013. The price tag without adjusting the inflation is around $142.4 million. Francis Bacon was a figurative painter and painted many of his paintings in such triptych style. According to his statement he always saw images in series. And thus, he painted those series in triptych styles. The current one has become his most famous painting after the auction. It depicts his friend Lucian Freud sitting in three different positions in an imaginary background and a linear box. The figure seems to be deformed or distorted and the face of the person has gone to the […]
The central panel (89 x 76 cm) depicts the Presentation in the Temple, while the left wing (150 x 65 cm) represents St Augustine and a Kneeling Donor, the right wing (150 x 65 cm) St Peter Martyr and a Kneeling Donor. Bergognone inherited from Vincenzo Foppa, the founder of Lombard painting, a strict construction and soft modelling in an ashen, silvery light. However, he was receptive to the innovations brought to Milan by the architect Bramante (architectural perspectives) and Leonardo da Vinci (modelling created by intense chiaroscuro), as also to the monumentality of Florentine art.