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Francis Bacon in his studio. Photograph: Jane Bown

Francis Bacon in his studio. Photograph: Jane Bown

Francis Bacon’s fame is best assessed retrospectively, Robert Hughes says | Art and design | The Guardian

I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs. These things alter an artist whether for the good or the better or the worse. It must alter him. The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desperation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.

Artist Francis Bacon [1909-1992], whose work encompassed Surrealism, Cubism and Expressionism, quoted in John Gruen’s The Artist Observed: 28 interviews with contemporary artists.

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