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Five decades of Mr Bacon

This week I saw Francis Bacon: five decades at the AGNSW. And was surprised by much of what I saw. Firstly, I had not expected to see so much raw canvas. Admittedly as the decades went by this lessened, but the pert brown of the raw linen in those early paintings really impressed me. I could feel how the dry, raw linen would have affected the pull of his loaded brush
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