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Bacon, Francis 1909-1992

Overview
Works: 891 works in 1,957 publications in 9 languages and 39,337 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  History  Records and correspondence  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Self-portraits  Guidebooks 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Lithographer, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Engraver, Performer
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon ( Book )
117 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews med den irskfødte engelske maler Francis Bacon (1909-1992)
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking back at Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Looking back at Francis Bacon, eminent writer and curator David Sylvester provides the definitive account of the career of an artist whose friend and collaborator he was for more than forty years. Drawing on his unparalleled personal knowledge of Bacon's inspirations and intentions, he first offers a critical overview of the work's development from 1933 to the early 1990s, and then addresses its crucial aspects. He also reproduces previously unpublished extracts from his celebrated conversations with Bacon in which the artist speaks about himself, modern painters and the art of the past. Finally, Sylvester gives a brief account of Bacon's life, correcting errors that elsewhere have been presented as facts."--BOOK JACKET
Francis Bacon by Richard Francis ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member 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
Bacon and Sutherland by Martin Hammer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Francis Bacon (1909-1992) and Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) were two of the most compelling and influential of modern British artists. This book is the first to consider their artistic dialogue in depth, offering an analysis of the two artists' work up to 1950." "Martin Hammer focuses on the strong stylistic and thematic affinities between their work and the fascinating series of letters that Bacon wrote to Sutherland (transcribed in an appendix). Having considered the dynamics of the relationship and their intertwined careers, he goes on to explore how their work expressed the experience of living through the Second World War and witnessing revelations concerning the Holocaust and the onset of the Cold War." "Drawing on the literary production of the period and journals such as Horizon, Hammer reconstructs the two artists' shared immersion in the idea of a tragic art, modelled upon the classical dramas of Aeschylus, and their interest in the possibilities of religious imagery, especially the Crucifixion, as a commentary upon present suffering."--BOOK JACKET
Francis Bacon : working on paper by Matthew Gale ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bacon's powerful and disturbing images of the human figure have had a profound impact on the art of the 20th century. A lifelong student of colour, form and brushwork, he created an art at once classical and modern, ordered and chaotic
Interviews with Francis Bacon, 1962-1979 by David Sylvester ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon : the papal portraits of 1953 by Hugh Marlais Davies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member 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
Francis Bacon : painting in a Godless world by Rina Arya ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Setting out to account for Francis Bacon's prolific, and indeed obsessive, use of religious symbols, Rina Ayra asserts how the artist redeployed religious iconography not to uphold the Christian narrative, nor to express his atheism, but to convey spritual truths about the human condition that were especially pertinent in post-war years
Francis Bacon : logique de la sensation by Gilles Deleuze ( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Francis Bacon : synaesthesia and sex in paint by Nicholas Chare ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caravaggio, Bacon by Paolo Moreno ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From October 2, 2009 to January 24, 2010, the Galleria Borghese will celebrate the quatercentenary of Caravaggio's death by displaying his masterpieces together with twenty paintings by one of the great artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon, whose birth centenary falls this year. These two extreme figures have entered the collective imagination as "accursed" artists, who expressed the torment of existence in their painting with equal intensity and creative brilliance. Their lives separated by three hundred years, these two disturbing figures will encounter each other for the first time at the Galleria Borghese, which will be enhanced by thirty masterpieces of the two masters from the world's leading museums
Francis Bacon : new studies : centenary essays ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gespräche mit Francis Bacon by David Sylvester ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bacon : monstre de peinture by Christophe Domino ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plus encore qu'un sentiment du tragique de l'individu face à la vie comme à l'histoire, il y a dans l'oeuvre de Bacon la célébration toute moderne d'un "désespoir joyeux", selon le mot de l'artiste, que la peinture sert en transgressant les attentes esthétiques tout en demeurant un support puissant, dynamique, vivant
From London : Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Omhandler kunstnerne Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Lucian Freud (f. 1922), Leon Kossoff (f. 1926), Michael Andrews (1928-1995), Frank Auerbach (f. 1931) og R.B. Kitaj (f. 1932)
Three screaming Popes : after Francis Bacon : for large orchestra (1988-89) by Mark-Anthony Turnage ( )
2 editions published in 1990 and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood on the floor by Mark-Anthony Turnage ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood on the Floor for electric guitar, saxophone, percussion and orchestra
 
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Alternative Names
Bacon, ..., 1909-1992
Bacon, Francis
Bekon, Frensis 1909-1992
Bėkon Verulamskij, Francisk, 1909-1992
Francis Bacon
ベイコン, フランシス
ベーコン, フランシス
Languages
English (418)
French (44)
Italian (23)
German (22)
Spanish (12)
Portuguese (2)
Russian (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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