Famous Francis Bacon Quotes - Page 2 of 2|
Quotes by the famous Irish born British artist
born Francis Bacon - Dublin, Ireland
- 28th of October, 1928 / Died - 28th of April,
Popular Francis Bacon paintings include "Three
Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion",
of Pope Innocent X", "Painting",
Figures", and "Self
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+ It (painting) can be as violent as fucking,
like an orgasm or an ejaculation. The result is
often disappointing, but the process is highly
+ My painting is not violent; its life that
+ Even within the most beautiful landscape, in
the trees, under the leaves the insects are eating
each other; violence is a part of life.
+ My painting is a representation of life, my
own life above all, which has been very difficult.
So perhaps my painting is very violent, but this
is natural to me.
+ I have been lucky enough to be able to live
on my obsession. This is my only success.
+ I have no moral lesson to preach, nor any advice
+ Flesh and meat are life! If I paint red meat
as I paint bodies it is just because I find it
+ Ham, pigs, tongues, sides of beef seen in the
butchers window, all that death, I find
it very beautiful. And its all for salehow
+ I often imagine that the accident that made
man into the animal he has become also happened
to other animalslions or hyenas for examplewhile
man remained a primate. What would have happened?
Its bizarre, I have never read anything
about it, by Darwin or anyone else. Perhaps its
science fiction, but its very interesting.
I imagine men hanging in butchers shops
for hyenas, who would be dressed in fur coats.
The men would be hung by their feet, or cut up
for stew or kebabs.
+ We are born with a scream; we come into life
with a scream, and maybe love is a mosquito net
between the fear of living and the fear of death.
+ The men I painted were all in extreme situations,
and the scream is a transcription of their pain.
+ This is the artists privilegeto
+ When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure
or the difficulty of painting.