Love is the Devil: AGO screens Daniel Craig film based on Francis Bacon's love affair with George Dyer
The AGO presents a film screening of Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon by English filmmaker John Maybury, starring Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton. The film concentrates on artist Francis Bacon’s tortured relationship with his lover, model, and muse, George Dyer, a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on Daniel Farson’s authorized biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon. Love is the Devil depicts a painful love affair based on dominance, submission, snobbery, and sadism, brought vividly to life by images reminiscent of Bacon’s paintings.