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Bacon, Francis 1909-1992

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Works: 919 works in 2,162 publications in 10 languages and 44,399 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Biographies  Catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Records and correspondence  History 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Lithographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, zxx, Author of introduction, Engraver
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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Most widely held works about Francis Bacon
 
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Most widely held works by Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 849 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
The brutality of fact : interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 723 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 by Dawn Ades( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse schilder (geb. 1909), uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van een tentoonstelling in 1985
Francis Bacon by Andrew Brighton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 591 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 : the human body by David Sylvester( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 566 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 )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 533 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 )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Italian and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bacon by David Hinton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Spanish 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 339 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 : working on paper by Matthew Gale( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 295 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
Burroughs by William S Burroughs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 272 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 )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 266 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
Interviews with Francis Bacon, 1962-1979 by Francis Bacon( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 163 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
Francis Bacon : new studies : centenary essays by Martin Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio, Bacon by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 152 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, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse kunstenaar Francis Bacon (1909- )
Francis Bacon, Henry Moore : flesh and bone by Francis Bacon( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates stunning works by two giants of twentieth-century western art. Highlights the important influences and experiences shared by Henry Moore and Francis Bacon, and explores specific themes in their work
Francis Bacon by Anna Maria Wieland( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The painting of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) defines the shattered self-image of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and his wracked human figures are now basic to the twentieth century's visual lexicon. Clearing away all moral scaffolding, Bacon made room for what he called "the brutality of fact" to implode onto his canvases, paring back his subjects to animal function and bloodlust. In Bacon the figure is almost always isolated and pitched against an unforgiving interior lit only by a bare light bulb (one could write an interesting history of the light bulb in art, tracking its trajectory from, say, Van Gogh to Vuillard's lamplight, to the desolate hanging bulbs of Bacon and Philip Guston). Francis Bacon had few better critics of his work than himself - as witnessed in this superb statement of intent to David Sylvester: "What I want to do is distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance." But one of the few writers whose sensibility he trusted was the French author Michel Leiris. Leiris shared Bacon's feel for nerve-end acuity in art, as his great autobiography Manhood attests, and with Bacon's sanction, wrote the essay for Poligrafa's landmark monograph of 1987, which also included a selection of 240 key paintings made by Bacon himself. That volume, an essential text for Bacon fans and scholars, is here revised and reprinted for the first time."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Francis Bacon : a retrospective
Alternative Names
Bacon, .. 1909-1992

Bacon, Francis

Bekon, Frensis 1909-1992

Bėkon Verulamskij, Francisk 1909-1992

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon irischer Maler

Francis Bacon malarz

Francis Bacon (maler) Irsk/britisk kunstmaler

Francis Bacon peintre anglais

Francis Bacon pittore irlandese

Francis Bacon schilder

Franciscus Bacon

Fransis Bejkon

Франсис Бејкон

Френсис Бейкън

Френсис Бејкон

Френсіс Бекон (художник)

Фрэнсис Бэкон

Фрэнсіс Бэкан

פרנסיס בייקון

فرانسيس بيكون

فرانسیس بیکن (نقاش) نقاش ایرلندی

ฟรานซิส เบคอน

ფრენსის ბეკონი

베이컨, 프란시스 1909-1992

프랜시스 베이컨

フランシス・ベーコン

ベイコン, フランシス

ベーコン, フランシス

弗兰西斯·培根

弗兰西斯·培根 Painter

法蘭西斯·培根

Languages
English (348)

French (29)

German (25)

Italian (13)

Japanese (11)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (4)

Turkish (3)

Chinese (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
The brutality of fact : interviews with Francis BaconFrancis BaconFrancis Bacon : the human bodyLooking back at Francis BaconFrancis BaconBacon and SutherlandFrancis Bacon : working on paperFrancis Bacon : new studies : centenary essays