Acrylic Painting Secrets: Tips & Techniques To Make Acrylic by Bob Davies

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For both Bacon and Kafka, the spinal column is nothing but a sword beneath the skin, slipped into the body of an innocent sleeper by an executioner. 3 Sometimes a bone will even be added only as an afterthought in a random spurt of paint. Pity the meat! Meat is undoubtedly the chief object of Bacon's pity, his only object of pity, his Anglo-Irish pity. On this point he is like Soutine, with his immense pity for the Jew. Meat is not dead flesh; it retains all the sufferings and assumes all the colors of living flesh.

Sex organs sprout anywhere .. rectums open, defecate and close .. "3 In fact, the body without organs does not lack organs, it simply lacks the organism, that is, this particular organization of organs. The body without organs is thus defined by an indeterminate organ, whereas the organism is defined by determinate organs: "Instead of a mouth and an anus to get out of order why not have one all-purpose hole to eat and eliminate? "4 But what does it mean to speak of a polyvalent orifice or an indeterminate organ?

17 Cezanne, it is said, is the painter who put a vital rhythm into the visual sensation. Must we say the same thing of Bacon, with his coexistent movements, when the flat field closes in around the Figure and when the Figure contracts or, on the contrary, expands in order to rejoin the field, to the point where the Figure merges with the field? Could it be that Bacon's closed and artificial world reveals the same vital movement as Cezanne's Nature? 18 The same "temperament" as Cezanne? Bacon's formula would be: figuratively pessimistic, but figurally optimistic.

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