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Francis Bacon

 

“If you can talk about it, why paint it?”
– Francis Bacon

“I kinda like this one!” 
- Joker

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tgxIWgJ_DE

 

“I would like my pictures to look as if a human being had passed between them, like a snail, leaving a trail of the human presence and memory trace of past events, as the snail leaves its slime.”

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oixAAcBTstE#at=177

 

“If you see someone lying in the sun on the pavement in a great pool of blood, the sight of it, blood on asphalt, is very invigorating and galvanizing. Whenever I’ve seen car accidents -all those corpses lying by the road- the first impression was one of shocking beauty, something extreme, well before it occurred to me to do something about it.” 

“Flesh and meat are life! If I paint red meat as I paint bodies it is just because I find it very beautiful.”

– Francis Bacon

 

 

 

References:

http://www.francis-bacon.com

http://pinkfreudian.tripod.com/archivebacon.html

http://www.allpaintings.org/v/Expressionism/Francis+Bacon/?g2_page=11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon_(artist)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_large_triptychs_by_Francis_Bacon

http://www.theflyingroom.com/blogs/news/7062992-francis-bacon-five-decades-exhibition-at-the-art-gallery-of-new-south-wales

http://www.thecityreview.com/bacon.html

http://www.unirioja.es/listenerartcriticism/essays/essay-Wyndham-Lewis-and-Francis-Bacon.htm

http://www.egs.edu/library/francis-bacon-artist/quotes/