Francis Bacon

“Coincidences were grist to Bacon’s mill, an integral part of the ‘compost’ on the studio floor from which his images emerged:  the lover’s face distorted in a mirror, a crumpled magazine ad or Rembrandt reproduction surfacing in the jumble as he paced to and fro.  Like dots wanting to be joined up into a line, they formed patterns and triggered off associations that still reverberate years later, because they never release all their secret layers of meaning.”

– Michael Peppiatt on Francis Bacon, Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma (Constable, 2008)

4 thoughts on “Francis Bacon

  1. Michelle Post author

    I particularly liked this paragraph in Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma as it seemed to me it may well have been written about the poetic process.

  2. Michelle Post author

    I’m so enjoying the biography, Jo. More recommended reading if you’re interested in discovering a little more about Bacon’s life.

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