Scans from Prints 46
Growth, 1989. Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Fabriano 5) from original 8×10 negative.
From John Berger’s piece, Francis Bacon (1909-92) first published in New Statesman (5 January 1952) and recently in Portraits: John Berger on Artists, Verso, London:
“Bacon’s work is centered on the human body. The body is unusually distorted, whereas what clothes or surrounds it is relatively undistorted…The nervous system for him is independent of the brain.”
and Berger later goes on to say
“We see character as an empty cast of a consciousness that is absent.”