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Bacon, Francis 1909-1992

Works: 1,056 works in 2,947 publications in 13 languages and 47,345 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Records and correspondence  History 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Instrumentalist, Artist, Interviewee, Honoree, Creator, Other, Contributor, Lithographer, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Author of introduction, Engraver
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 861 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."--Jacket
Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse kunstenaar Francis Bacon (1909- )
Francis Bacon by Dawn Ades( Book )

22 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse schilder (geb. 1909), uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van een tentoonstelling in 1985
The brutality of fact : interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book ... has been considered a classic of its kind. As a discussion of the problems of making art it has been widely influential not only among artists but among writers and musicians. It has also been seen as the most revealing portrait that exists of one of the most singular artistic personalities of our time."--Back cover
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jointly published by the Hayward Gallery and the University of California Press on the occasion of the exhibition "Francis Bacon: the human body " organized by the Hayward Gallery, London, 5 February-5 April, 1998
Looking back at Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 518 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."--Jacket
Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Italian and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2002 reprint of previously published The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester. The cover is updated. This edition was printed and bound in Singapore. 146 illustrations
Francis Bacon by David Hinton( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and French and held by 383 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 )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 373 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."--Jacket
Francis Bacon by Andrew Brighton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion was exhibited in 1945, Francis Bacon (1909-1992) instantly became the most controversial painter in the country. By the end of his life, his status as one of the giants of modern art was established, as was his reputation for hard drinking, heavy gambling and sado-masochistic homosexuality. Andrew Brighton casts fresh light on Bacon's formation as an artist in gay and aristocratic bohemian London circles. He locates Bacon at the core of contesting ideas and values, while firmly grounding his reading of Bacon's work in an understanding of his working methods and technique. Penetrating the seeming horror of Bacon's painting, this book reveals the ideas, the beliefs and the life that formed one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Francis Bacon : working on paper by Matthew Gale( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 317 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
Blood on the floor by Mark-Anthony Turnage( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood on the Floor for electric guitar, saxophone, percussion and orchestra
Burroughs by William S Burroughs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs (Naked Lunch) was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner, the late director's nephew, discovered a print of it in 2011 and spearheaded a restoration. Includes on-screen appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Terry Southern, and Lucien Carr
Francis Bacon : painting in a Godless world by Rina Arya( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 275 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 : the papal portraits of 1953 by Hugh Marlais Davies( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 275 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
Interviews with Francis Bacon, 1962-1979 by David Sylvester( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon : logique de la sensation by Gilles Deleuze( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deleuze defiende una doble definición de la pintura: subjetivamente, otorga a nuestro ojo la categoría de órgano polivalente y transitorio (no sólo fijo y cualificado) ; y objetivamente alza ante nosotros la realidad de un cuerpo, líneas y colores liberados de la representación orgánica
Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Francis Bacon : synaesthesia and sex in paint by Nicholas Chare( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the way the reception of Bacon's art, including Gilles Deleuze's text on the artist, has been shaped by the Sylvester interviews - and to move beyond limiting effects of interviews, providing fresh interpretations. This title presents readings of Bacon's work, primarily based on the themes of sadomasochism and multi-sensory perception
Caravaggio, Bacon by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 165 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
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Francis Bacon : a retrospective
The brutality of fact : interviews with Francis BaconFrancis Bacon : the human bodyLooking back at Francis BaconFrancis BaconBacon and SutherlandFrancis BaconFrancis Bacon : working on paperFrancis Bacon : the papal portraits of 1953Caravaggio, Bacon
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Φράνσις Μπέικον Βρετανός καλλιτέχνης Ιρλανδικής καταγωγής

Франсис Бејкон

Френсис Бейкън

Френсис Бејкон

Френсіс Бекон (художник)

Фрэнсис Бэкон

Фрэнсис Бэкон ирландский художник

Фрэнсіс Бэкан

בייקון, פראנסיס

ביקון, פרנסיס

פרנסיס בייקון

باكون، فرنسيس،

بيكون، فرانسيس،

بيكون، فرنسيس،

فرانسيس بيكون،

فرانسيس بيكون رسام أيرلندي

فرانسیس بیکن (نقاش) نقاش ایرلندی

فرنسيس باكون،

فرنسيس بيكون،

ฟรานซิส เบคอน

ფრენსის ბეკონი

베이컨, 프란시스 1909-1992

프랜시스 베이컨


ベイコン, フランシス

ベーコン, フランシス




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