Francis Bacon | the artist
The artist Francis Bacon
Born Oct 28 1909, Dublin, Ireland.
Died Apr 28 1992, Madrid, Spain.
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Francis Bacon is a prime lawyer, essayists, statesman and historian. He is also a philosopher, scientist and a reformer. Later in his life, he is also known as Lord Verulam and St. Albans’ First Viscount. He developed systems and innovations that allow people to actively explore the arts and science in place of traditional learning. He wanted everyone to be armed with practical knowledge to benefit human beings and to elevate their condition.
Born in January 22, 1561 in London, it was believed that this genius’ early years were spent schooled at home because of his poor health. He later on enrolled at Trinity College in Cambridge at the age of twelve. He also went to University of Poitiers and met Queen Elizabeth while in the city. He was even tagged by the queen as “the young lord keeper”. He later on went to Paris, and toured Italy and Spain. His travels broadened his perspective and interest in history.
Francis Bacon is also a statesman serving his government. He was then knighted in the year 1603. He then rose to the rank of Solicitor General four years later and reached the position of Attorney General by the year 1613. When he became Lord Chancellor in 1618, he was charged of bribery and left public office. Because of this unfortunate event, he went back to science, literature and philosophical activities.
At the age of 36, Bacon courted Elizabeth Hatton, a widow of only 20 years old. Later on, in his writings, he regretted not having to marry the beautiful widow. Come the age of 45, he married Alice Barnham, the daughter of a well established alderman of only 14 years of age. He later wrote two sonnets for this young girl. Francis Bacon died on April 9, 1626 if pneumonia. During his death 30 other great philosophers wrote eulogies for him. He left personal assets worth £7,000 with debts over £23,000.
Bacon has created literacy pieces of his thoughts and writings which have been in scholastic archives and still used today as a gem of literature, history and science. He wrote two volumes on life and history of King Henry the Seventh and King Henry the Eighth. He also wrote the “Advancement of Learning” and the popular “Natural History of Ten Centuries”.
He also dwelled into non-fiction and created the popular sci-fi novel called “The New Atlantis”. He have an unfinished works which include the “Natural History of the Winds” and the magnum opus “Natural History of Life and Death”.
In his writings and journals, Francis Bacon explored and documented a number of scientific concepts such as the “true and perfect Induction”, which has been every important in understanding nature. He also offered the idea of the division of the human knowledge including Poesy, History and Philosophy. He then associates these three divisions to the mind faculties including reason, memory and imagination.
Francis Bacon dominated the scene in the field of natural philosophy and in the scientific methodology during his time and has a lot of contributions to these areas of education are today.
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Figure Study I
Francis Bacon’s work has to do with the human body, sex, violence and strong emotions…
Three Studies for a Crucifixion
Study of a Baboon.
50 Works in the TATE Collection
For nearly 50 years, until his death in 1992 at 82, Bacon worked the fault lines dividing abstraction and representation and sometimes photography, where many contemporary painters from subsequent generations have staked claims of one kind or another…