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High Priests of Science

Galileo Galilei is quoted as saying, “[I]n the sciences the authority of thousands of opinions is not worth as much as one tiny spark of reason in an individual man.” [1] 653 more words

Ugly duckling to swan

James Shapiro Contested Will Faber and Faber 2010

Sweet Swan of Avon! What a sight it were
To see thee in our waters yet appear,

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Auction notes: Bacon

As I noted on my previous post, Christie’s New York is holding its “Looking Forward to the Past” auction on May 11th where bidding for “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)” by Pablo Picasso is expected to open at $140 million. 237 more words


Francis Bacon and the Masters

I visited the Francis Bacon and the Masters exhibition last week at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

There are some very interesting aspects to the exhibition: 287 more words


Webb vs. Francis - Through the Looking Glass

Written by Walter May.

This picture, taken in 1977, during Ken Webb’s residency at the Royal College in London, portrays Francis Bacon’s sitting room at #7 Reese Mews, London. 1,271 more words

Ken Webb

The interview.

On Thursday 5th March I (along with Jeff Robertson) interviewed Wellesley Binding with the intention of gaining an insight into his creative practice and studio processes. 386 more words


Writer's Quote: Francis Bacon

“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider”

“Of studies” by Francis Bacon is an intriguing and solid piece of writing.Today, I was reading this essay and found this quote to be worth sharing here. 278 more words