Francis Bacon

16 05 2012

The first time I saw a Bacon painting I thought I was looking at a hybrid. Some kind of cross between Henry Moore and Picasso. Except it was scarier. Was Frances Bacon, Jack the Ripper? God, he seems to be hiding some horrible crime. Perhaps the western tradition of art. It does look like work for a psychiatrist. And yet I love it. Twisted am I.

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Maggie Taylor

16 05 2012

There is something of the naive artist in Maggie Taylor’s work. I imagine Rousseau. It is something about the mood. As you look at her work you find yourself delighted and then… bored. They have a voice but the voice is the same. It is a wonderful voice. But it reminds me of the book covers in stores where every book of a line of work will be a variation of the other. Its like a sales pitch. Or ‘branding’. Still, I do like to look at her work.

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