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« Wrong Field Redux | Main | Big Picture, Derbyshire Style »

August 30, 2002

Symmetry, Classicism and Eros Reredux

Michael

There is no excellent beauty that has not some strangeness in the proportion.
-- Francis Bacon

Cheers,

Friedrich

posted by Friedrich at August 30, 2002




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Wait, would that be Francis Bacon, 'the inventor of a method which would kindle a light in nature - "a light that would eventually disclose and bring into sight all that is most hidden and secret in the universe." This method involved the collection of data, their judicious interpretation, the carrying out of experiments, thus to learn the secrets of nature by organized observation of its regularities.' (http://www.orst.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/bacon.html)
Or Francis Bacon, who painted the Papal Portraits of 1953 with '”ope’s screaming mouth, shattered pince-nez glasses, and blood-dripping eye” (http://www.francis-bacon.cx/themes/1953_popes.html) ?

Posted by: mja on August 30, 2002 3:57 PM






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