Sunday, 5 October 2008

Francis Bacon on Optimism



"My impulse is my life, my impulse is that I am an old man, but I am profoundly optimistic about nothing."

How can you be optimistic about nothing Francis?

"I can be. Just existing. For a moment. Just existing today makes me optimistic."

Optimistic about what?

"Nothing. I am optimistic about nothing. I am just born with that optimistic nature, I'm just optimistic about nothing."

1 comment:

Flex said...

it seems you are Bacons fan. so am I.
I really appreciate your work - it's art, and art is dear to me. maybe you will compose a pice tribute to Francis someday? - like Morton Feldman did to Rothko?

full of respect
flex