A note from a painter (working in a cartoonish manic fleshyness) I came to this through Bacon, but left forgetting it was about him- in the best possible sense. The depth of understanding towards the picture plane, for example the meaning of movement and stasis of protagonists within the work. Reading painting unrelated, to say, the symbolic readings of Raphael. Deleuze seems to comprehend the artistic creative process (the near automatic) which is built upon logical process of a planned refinement. I only touch upon so little of this book. An awesome work which thankfully does not spell out anything in layman's terms. I read a chapter every month or so, and they stuck.