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Study for head of George Dyer

Movie: Inception
Painting: Study for head of George Dyer
Author: Francis Bacon
About the film
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard
Actors in scene: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard
Country (movie): USA, United Kingdom
Genres: thriller, sci-fi, other
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Christopher Nolan
Time of scene: 00:06:03
Release year: 2010
About the painting
Title: Study for head of George Dyer
Author: Francis Bacon
Date of creation: 1967
Style: Expressionism
Size: medium
Artist's country: Other
Room: salon, other
Room colors: brown, creamy, dark
Theme: portrait
Color: white, multicolored, brown, black, pink, creamy, dark
Additional information:

As Bacon’s work moved from the extreme subject matter of his early paintings to portraits of friends in the mid-1960s, George Dyer became a dominating presence in the artist’s work. Bacon’s treatment of his lover in these canvases emphasised his subject’s physicality while remaining uncharacteristically tender. More than any other of the artist’s close friends portrayed during this period, Dyer came to feel inseparable from his effigies. The paintings gave him stature, a raison d’etre, and offered meaning to what Bacon described as Dyer’s “brief interlude between life and death”. Many critics have cited Dyer’s portraits as favourites, including Michel Leiris and Lawrence Gowing. Read more: Wikipedia.

The painting appears in room where Mall and Dom discus about their ‘accidental meeting’.