Connexions : Bacon X Vélasquez

Directors : Annie Dautane Eve Ramboz

One of Francis Bacon’s greatest obsessions was a painting from 1650: Diego Velazquez’ portrait of Pope Innocent X. The encounter with the portrait of Innocent X is one of the events that helped to construct the mythical account of the life of Francis Bacon Between 1949 and 1971, Bacon painted 45 popes ... all after the famous portrait of Velázquez. “I wanted to paint the scream” said Bacon. However, in Velazquez’ version, the Pope isn’t screaming.

Une des plus grandes obsessions de Francis Bacon est le tableau du Pape Innocent X peint par Vélasquez en 1650. La rencontre avec le portrait d’Innocent X fait partie des événements qui ont contribué à construire le récit mythique de la vie de Francis Bacon. Entre 1949 et 1971, Bacon a peint 45 papes… tous d’après le célèbre portrait de Vélasquez. « Je veux peindre le cri, » dit Francis Bacon, pourtant dans la peinture de Vélasquez, le pape ne crie pas.

  • 2020
  • 26"
  • Couleur

Festival

– Europe Film Festival in London
Best documentary award winner in the short documentary category
– Vancouver Independent Film Festival
Best documentary award winner in the short documentary category
International History Film Festival in Pessac-Leognan
Official selection in the main competition for best documentary
– Montréal International Film Festival
Official selection in the main competition for best documentary
– Paris International Short Festival
Official selection in the short documentary category
– L’Europe autour de l’Europe in France
Official selection in the main competition for best documentary