Thursday, 12 July 2012

The New Elizabethans - Cross Project

There is a great radio show on at the moment called The New Elizabethans. James Naughtie profiles people that have been influential during our Queens rein. The recent program was very interesting to me as it talks about Francis Bacon and his work. His view was that "life is extreme and brutal" and that if people observed the world as it really is they would not perhaps find his work so shocking. His work looking at crucifixions talks about him using the cross as an 'armature' for the subjects he was interested in. His was not religious in any way and saw life in very dark and menacing terms

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