Saturday, February 19, 2011

What Death Has Not Already Consumed

Triptych – August 1972, Francis Bacon

‘O that this too too solid flesh would melt’ William Shakespeare,
Hamlet (I,ii)

‘What death has not already consumed seeps incontinently out of the figures as their shadows.’
Michael Peppiatt about
Triptych – August 1972 in Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma, 1996.

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