Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef by Francis Bacon

Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef - Francis Bacon - 1954 -

Why Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef by Francis Bacon is such a famous painting:

• Bacon’s power, horror and Pope obsessions.
• Raw meat means vulnerability in Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef.
• People love Francis Bacon’s shocking, screaming Popes.

Las Meninas By Diego Velázquez

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The iconic Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez gives us an intimate perspective on a secret world. This portrait of Spain’s King Philip IV reveals the inner court. We see the Infanta Margarita Theresa at center. She’s surrounded with a collection of servants.

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent

The-Daughters-of-Edward-Darley-Boit - John Singer Sargent 1882

Sisters dwell in distinct developmental stages for The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit. This famous John Singer Sargent painting holds viewers rapt in a sisterhood spell. Four year old Julia faces us. As the youngest, she most wants and needs our attention.