Francis Bacon: Traces of a Catastrophe
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Not surprisingly, paintings by Francis Bacon were usually commented by resorting to an instrumentarium derived from a dictionary of the history of art. The author proposed a different perception and tried to view Bacon's works thorough the prism of concepts not from the realm of aesthetics but theology. By referring to numerous statements made by assorted commentators he traced the obstinately recurring motif of evil. This is a proposal to treat Bacon's oeuvre as a painterly introduction of the presence of evil and as sui generis 'theological treatises' stressing the motif of irremovable evil in human existence, a strong presence of the infernal element in the world.
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