Francis Bacon (artist) Quote

Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a desire for ordering and for returning fact onto the nervous system in a more violent way.


Francis Bacon, recent paintings, 1968-1974 (ed. Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, 1975)

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Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a...

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Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a...

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Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a...

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Great art is deeply ordered. Even if within the order there may be enormously instinctive and accidental things, nevertheless they come out of a...