Bacon, Francis 1909-1992
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Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon ( Book )
117 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Explores the work of twentieth-century painter Francis Bacon, particularly his depiction of the human figure, with essays and over two hundred full-color plates as well as photographs, imagery from films, and magazine tear sheets.
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester ( Book )
52 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Bacon by Francis Bacon ( Book )
55 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris ( Book )
39 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon (1909-1992), perhaps the most eminent British painter of the twentieth century, offered his disturbing images to the viewing public virtually without comment. He rejected almost all analysis of his paintings, repudiated any category used to describe them, and refused to allow them to be discussed individually in the catalogues of the exhibitions of his work that were mounted during his lifetime. This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in America of Bacon's paintings since his death in 1992, will give uninhibited voice to the thoughts of three prominent scholars of his art. Art historians Dennis Farr and Sally Yard, and Bacon's friend and biographer Michael Peppiatt discuss their views of the artist's intense and unsettling body of work, introducing a wealth of material that sheds new light on his creative life and working methods. Accompanying the essays are three historic interviews with the artist by Michael Peppiatt. Finally, Dennis Farr provides authoritative and illuminating discussion of each work in the exhibition.
Francis Bacon ( Visual )
77 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 642 libraries worldwide
"This program follows [Francis Bacon, widely regarded as the greatest British painter of the twentieth century,] from his studio, where he starts work every day at dawn, to his favorite drinking club, and gambling joint in Soho and explores how his way of life affects his vision of the world."--Container.
Francis Bacon by Dawn Ades ( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Looking back at Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by Andrew Brighton ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
This volume book examines the way Irish-born artist Francis Bacon's (1909-1992) paintings were made, with reference to his life and words, revealing the strong influence of literary modernism. Bacon is often said to have "put the pain in painting." His subversion of artistic conventions and religious symbols created a sensation during his lifetime. Even after his death, his paintings of distorted figures and fractured spaces continue to ignite controversy. To some, Bacon's imagery is a profound interpretation of the tragic human condition; others declare it violent and disgusting. In particular, Bacon's rhetoric draws from the despair and guilt expressed by Charles Baudelaire, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound.
Francis Bacon : in conversation with Michel Archimbaud by Francis Bacon ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In this title he reveals the inspiration behind some of his works, as well as touching areas such as literature and music.
Bacon and Sutherland by Martin Hammer ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon, recent paintings, 1968-1974 : March 20-Jun 29, 1975, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York : [catalog by Francis Bacon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : working on paper by Matthew Gale ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : the papal portraits of 1953 by Hugh Marlais Davies ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
An attempt in 1953 by artist Francis Bacon to reinvent the Papal paintings by Velazquez of 1650 resulted in the exhibition which is depicted and discussed in this book.
Bacon, portraits and self-portraits by Francis Bacon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : important paintings from the estate by Francis Bacon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : a terrible beauty by Francis Bacon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : portraits and heads by Francis Bacon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
"Francis Bacon is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Born in Dublin in 1909, he spent most of his life in London. From the 1940s until his death in 1992 he worked consistently as a figurative painter, ignoring other passing trends in art. Throughout his career, the human form was the dominant subject in his work. His paintings of friends, lovers and other artists go far beyond simple likenesses: rather they are portraits of complex physical and psychological states." "In the early 1960s Bacon began a series of small portrait heads of those closest to him. Often grouped in threes - a format that gave the artist an opportunity to show different aspects of the sitter's character - Bacon's small heads reveal a rich vein of intimacy in his art. These private, almost devotional, portraits are brought together for the first time in this book and the exhibition which it accompanies."--BOOK JACKET.
Francis Bacon : the violence of the real by Francis Bacon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Dramatic depictions of human forms - writhing painfully, dissolving, wrestling or engulfing one another, seated or in motion - are ubiquitous in the work of Francis Bacon (1909-1992). He portrayed the ordeal of the vulnerable, defencelessly exposed body like no other artist of his generation. At the centre of this book are about sixty of Bacon's disturbing yet captivating studies of the human figure. -- Dust Jacket.
Francis Bacon : logique de la sensation by Gilles Deleuze ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Art Art, Modern Art, Modern--Themes, motives Artists Artists' studios Art--Philosophy Avant-garde (Aesthetics) Bacon, Francis,--1909-1992 Biography Catalogs Criticism, interpretation, etc. De Chirico, Giorgio,--1888-1978 Dix, Otto,--1891-1969 England England--London Exhibition catalogs Figurative expressionism Figurative painting, English Friendship Giacometti, Alberto,--1901-1966 Great Britain Grosz, George,--1893-1959 History Homes Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews Léger, Fernand,--1881-1955 Matisse, Henri,--1869-1954 Morandi, Giorgio,--1890-1964 Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Painters Painting, British Painting, English Painting, Modern Picasso, Pablo,--1881-1973 Pope Innocent X (Velázquez, Diego) Portrait painting Portrait painting, English--Psychological aspects Portrait painting--Psychological aspects Portraits Psychology Records and correspondence Richter, Gerhard,--1932- Self-portraits Self-portraits Sources Study for a portrait I-VIII (Bacon, Francis) Sutherland, Graham Vivian,--1903-1980
Bekon, Frensis 1909-1992
Francis Bacon 1909-1992
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