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  • Spread @10:54PM, 2016-07-03 Share | Link |
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    Who is Francis Bacon? 

    “You know in my case all painting – and the older I get, the more it becomes so – is accident. So I foresee it in my mind, I foresee it, and yet I hardly ever carry it out as I foresee it. It transforms itself by the actual paint. I use very large brushes, and in the way I work I don’t in fact know very often what the paint will do, and it does many things which are very much better than I could make it do. Is that an accident? Perhaps one could say it’s not an accident, because it becomes a selective process which part of this accident one chooses to preserve. One is attempting, of course, to keep the vitality of the accident and yet preserve a continuity.” —Francis Bacon

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  • Titus Toledo @2:24AM, 2016-05-08 Share | Link |
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    A Five-Point Guide to the Work of Francis Bacon 

    Rejected by the Surrealists, Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) set about inventing a radical new style of psychological painting, marked by a particular fascination with the mouth and its potential for both pleasure and pain. He depicted harrowing crucifixions, screaming caged figures and nightmarish anthropomorphic creatures in striking furnace reds, masochistic pinks, electrical oranges, nightmarish purples and yellows reminiscent of bodily fluids. His are some of the most arresting images in the history of Western art, and epitomise the raw existentialist style that characterised his work all the way up until his death, on holiday in Madrid in 1992.

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