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Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation.

May 25, 2011

For the lucky few who wonder to this excerpt the texts following are an introduction to a monumental writing achievement concerning the work of Francis Bacon by Gilles Deleuze. This worked as a massive inspiration and rearranged many ideas I had about painting and the picture plane in general (the book I read in parts over a couple years). Many of Deleuze’s writings seem to mirror artistic writing..  not great if you want definitions and dogmas- but open and re-interpretable discussions of complex theoretical perceptions. The writings uniquely work through some of the ‘hard-won’ painting processes Bacon did in order to produce the emotions, scenes, movement and objects he created. In a sense if you are familiar with Deleuze’s writing you will recognize some of his theories but here placed onto the paintings in an applied form (the projection of your own ideas and experiences onto art and painting is after all one of its qualities).

Copyright of Continuum Books 2003.
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  1. July 13, 2012 8:40 am

    This is fantastic! I just found this and I like your blog very much.
    I love the passage on Hysteria 🙂

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