Here's Francis Bacon's Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X from 1953. Quite a harrowing and powerful piece, isn't it? I have nothing particularly insightful to say about this painting other than I quite like the look of it. I think one of my summer features will be to post more paintings or visual arts and then try and exercise my critical muscles in "reading" visual texts. To start? The difficult painter Francis Bacon. Enjoy this, won't you?