Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was one of the great figurative painters of the twentieth century. This book, newly available in paperback, provides a thorough account of the life and work of this complex and conflicted artist, whose paintings retain their visceral impact and relevance today. Essays by international scholars provide new insights into Bacon's art and life, and some fifty art works from every decade of his career - from the pensive and shocking works of the 1940's to the exuberantly coloured and visceral large paintings of the 1970s and 80's - show Bacon' unique representations of the human body through his mastery of paint. Over 150 additional illustrations portray his studio, friends and lovers, and reveal the diversity of his source materials, from Velazquez to the motion photos of Eadweard Muybridge.
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This decade-by-decade exploration of Francis Bacon's paintings draws insightful parallels between the artist's personal life and the thematic evolution of his oeuvre. Thought-provoking essays provide further insight into Bacon's world both within and without the studio. The volume includes a wide range of photographs and archival material to round out this penetrating study of one of the most visceral-and influential-artists of his generation.Review:
"Disturbing, compelling, important, this book examines the work of [Bacon] decade-by-decade, providing insights into the strange world of his personal life and his dark and unique artistic vision." —Art of the Times
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