Posted by gemma lewis on February 05, 19102 at 05:16:28:
In Reply to: Re: The Triptychs of Francis Bacon posted by Julia Hiatt on October 07, 19100 at 06:04:08:
Bacon's triptychs were important as they tell stories of his life Though he never knew quite what he was painting as he painted off his nervous system. he has famous quotes like "i think my paintings just come about.i couldn't say where any of the elements come from" this is underlinig the fact he isn't aware of what he is painting he just lets his mind do the work he unlocks the valves of feeling he unlocks deep feelings inside himself and others who view his work. take three studies for figures at base of crucifixion for example,he showed people what they didn't want to see but even though they wouldn't like to admit he showed them the true demon inside human beings and that is that they are animals especially when it comes to war and he wouldn't let them forget the atrocities and made them think even though they may not have wanted to about the real effects of war.As a British tradition is to lock the past away and try to forget bacon didn't want this.
his painting is often violent with swishing colour bacon paints to the feel of the canvas
the temptation to see analogies between bacon's life and work is something that the artist himself has encouraged while at the same time demonstrating it's futility.If his painting is,as he declares, a lasting record of his life,it is not a direct reflection, rather an irregular echo, a reworking of a lived experience.But every single detail counts in a life as extraordinary as Bacon's.
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