Feb 16, 2024

Francis Bacon'S Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X - think-Dorian Gray’s portrait.

Though it’s not a ‘self Portrait’ makes me think of what Dorian Gray’s portrait might have looked like.

No Ageless beauty…

…but a portrait that ages and visually records every one of his sins, as if the sitter might have done a deal with the devil.

The pope also looks like he's sitting in an electric chair!