Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two Portraits of a Lizard

Two Portraits of a Lizard

—after Bacon/Velásquez

“I think that painting today is
pure intuition and luck and
taking advantage of what
happens when you splash
the stuff down.”
—Francis Bacon

“Every movement of the
brush on the canvas alters
the shape and implication
of the image.”
—Francis Bacon

“Painting is mysterious
and continuous struggle
with choice—direct
assault on the nervous
system, continuous,
fluid, subtle.”
—Francis Bacon

“There was nothing to explain.
Slowly, an effective barrier of
non-elucidation grew up
around the oeuvre.”
—Michael Pippiatt,
Francis Bacon: Anatomy
Of an Enigma

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