Sunday, July 29, 2007
Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Picasso was the first person to produce figurative paintings which overturned the rules of appearance; he suggested appearance without using the usual codes, without respecting the representational truth of form, but using a breath of irrationality instead, to make representation stronger and more direct; so that form could pass directly from the eye to the stomach without going through the brain.
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English painter; b. Ireland. Self-taught. Was influenced by the art of Picasso and the surreal films of Bunuel.
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