Quotes and Comments by Francis Bacon
I was a late starter
in everything. I think
I was kind of delayed.
has nothing to do with illustration, it is in
away its opposite...In a way it's purely by
that something happens on the canvas...but while
I'm painting, suddenly, out of the painting
itself, in some way these forms and directions
that I hadn't anticipated just appear. It is
these that I call accidents...Images
can shatter the old order leaving nothing the
same as before.
is the reason
why I paint.
He is the father figure, who gave me the wish
for me, brings us back to the actual event more
clearly, more directly. Contemplation allows
me to imagine
my own truth,
and the idea
that I get of this truth helps me to discover
other ideas, and so on
becomes a chain of ideas created by the many
images that I look at and which I have registered,
often on contrasting subjects.
to be loved.
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