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Francis Bacon

Author: Martin Hammer
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2013.
Series: Phaidon focus.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The art of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) epitomises the angst at the heart of the modern human condition. His dramatic images of screaming figures and distorted anatomies are painted with a richly gestural technique, alluding to such old masters as Titian, Velázquez and Rembrandt. Displaying repressed and raw emotion, his body of work includes portraits of Lucian Freud and John Deakin.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Hammer
ISBN: 9780714861333 0714861332
OCLC Number: 815379691
Description: 145 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: A modern master --
Confronting Bacon --
The Sylvester interviews --
Bacon and existentialism --
Photographic sources --
Formation, 1920-54 --
Painting, 1946 --
The screaming mouth --
Sergei Eisenstein --
The pope pictures --
Mid-career, 1955-70 --
Portraits : "the living quality" --
Crucifixions --
Later years, 1970-92 --
Bacon's studio.
Series Title: Phaidon focus.
Responsibility: Martin Hammer.

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'concise yet spirited introduction ... plenty of colour plates make it brilliantly useful as a reference tool' The Sunday Telegraph 'Eschewing the heavyweight doorstop format of many art books, these Read more...

 
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