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Friday, November 2, 2012

Gothic bands and art, vol. 4 (Sisters of Mercy) - Bacon Electric!

I thought this was known stuff, but since you insist, Iet's see it.

The red image that decorates the Sisters 1982, 7" single "Body Electric/Adrenochrome" is a 
monochromatic image of a Francis Bacon painting.

This art piece is entitled "Head VI" and was painted by the great Irish-born British existentialist artist in 1948. It is a part of a series named "Heads in a room" and it is a grotesque pictorial comment on Velazquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X made in 1644.

That's it. Interesting...
Stories within stories...
Art was a serious reference point for many traditional goth bands artwork.

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