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Francis Bacon
Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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by Jerry Saltz

Francis Bacon, whose centenary is being marked by a Metropolitan Museum of Art retrospective opening this week, is the Irish-born English artist whom the English consider their Achilles: a truculent hero rising from the turbulence, an outlaw god. Indeed, the first word of Homer’s Iliad comes to mind when thinking about his paintings and tumultuous life: "Rage."