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Francis Bacon

August 26, 2009

In Francis Bacon’s works the literal distortion of Richter – very much a device of the photographic – is less present, rather I see the faceting of the fluctuating point of view more common to Picasso. this is a visual distortion more in keeping with the optical disorientation of drunkenness: the world curling up at its edges, a multiplication of afterimages as one point of view is superimposed over another merely in the fast turn of the head.

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Francis Bacon, Proust and Painting

August 11, 2009

I wake at night and sense myself to be a knot of flesh, privileging one leg over the other – twisted and stuck out of the bedclothes. Another day and I sit in the park. The people on the grass nearby: asymmetrical and balanced on an elbow or pinning under a leg, seem to grow from the green like great fleshy blossoms, spring-pale and strangely foreshortened.

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