....After work and before dinner, Alicia and I
squeezed in a visit to the Tate Britain to see
the Francis Bacon exhibition.
Whilst the imagery was phenomenally powerful, with
each paiting drawing a parallel to the anguish
in his personal life, it somehow left both
Alicia and I a bit cold. I really do think,
however, that the Head series are works
of genius. Based upon Velázquez's great portrait
of Pope Innocent X, Head VI ,(below), shows the subject
letting out a desperate and frightening scream.