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The Artist’s Prerogative

The Painting Matters – Not the Reality

If you want to convey fact, this can only ever be done through a form of distortion. You must distort to transform what is called appearance into image. (Francis Bacon) Recently I was at an art exhibit and one of the guests commented on the featured painting of a streetscape: “That corner doesn’t really look like that. The building is too close to the street.” He was absolutely correct – but was he absolutely ‘right’ in saying that? Continue reading