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Figure with Meat (Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef)

Movie: Batman
Painting: Figure with Meat (Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef)
Author: Francis Bacon
About the film
Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance
Actors in scene: Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger
Country (movie): USA, United Kingdom
Genres: action, fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren
Time of scene: 01:00:36
Release year: 1989
About the painting
Title: Figure with Meat (Head Surrounded by Sides of Beef)
Author: Francis Bacon
Date of creation: 1954
Style: Expressionism
Size: medium
Artist's country: Netherlands
Room: museum, restaurant
Room colors: brown, creamy
Theme: portrait
Color: red, black, blue
Additional information:

The painting is featured in a scene where the Joker and his henchmen destroy several works of art. However, the Joker spares Figure with Meat, saying, “I kind of like this one, Bob. Leave it.”. Jack Nicholson as the Joker then sits down with Kim Basinger and has a discussion where he declares, “I am the world’s first fully functioning homicidal artist.”
Figure with Meat is a 1954 painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. The figure is based on the Pope Innocent X portrait by Diego Velázquez; however, in the Bacon painting the Pope is shown as a gruesome figure and placed between two bisected halves of a cow. The carcass hanging in the background is likely derived from Rembrandt’s Carcass of Beef, 1657. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.