Category Archives: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon on show at the Art Gallery of NSW

Saw the Francis Bacon show today; hated Bacon’s deliberately alienating device of putting everything in big gold frames behind glass; an already complicated image suddenly grew extra ectoplasmic layers of light & movement; not sure about the Bacon scholar who … Continue reading

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eye of the storm

Last night the Australian Broadcasting Corp ran the movie Eye of the Storm. Based on the Patrick White novel of the same name it starred a mega troupe of big screen stars: Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Colin Friels … Continue reading

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dynamic tension

Woven tapestry in Australia has been considered suspect by practitioners and critics if it is seen to imitate painting. Thus painterly representation and illusionism are scowled upon. By contrast, the catalogue of a Barbicon [London] exhibition of tapestries describes several … Continue reading

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