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Bacon, Francis 1909-1992

Works: 949 works in 2,282 publications in 9 languages and 43,535 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Self-portraits  Portraits 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Lithographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Engraver, Dedicatee
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 857 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
Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ever since its first publication, this book - with its subsequent revised and augmented editions - has been considered a classic of its kind, and that reputation has become worldwide. As a discussion of problems of making art today 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. Bacon's obsessive thinking about how to remake the human form in pain finds unique expression in his encounters with the distinguished art writer David Sylvester over a period of twenty-five years. In these masterfully and creatively reconstructed interviews, Sylvester has provided unparalleled access to the thought, work, and life of one of the creative geniuses of our century." - from Amazon
Francis Bacon by Dawn Ades( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overzicht van het werk van de Engelse schilder (geb. 1909), uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van een tentoonstelling in 1985
Francis Bacon : the human body by David Sylvester( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking back at Francis Bacon by David Sylvester( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 523 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 )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by David Hinton( Visual )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 408 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 366 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 by Andrew Brighton( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 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 )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 312 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 )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incluye indice de ilustraciones
Francis Bacon : painting in a Godless world by Rina Arya( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 259 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 )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 256 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 : logique de la sensation by Gilles Deleuze( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon, full face and in profile by Michel Leiris( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Francis Bacon : synaesthesia and sex in paint by Nicholas Chare( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 164 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 154 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 129 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."--BOOK JACKET
Francis Bacon by Michel Leiris( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bacon, Francis
Bekon, Frensis 1909-1992
Bėkon Verulamskij, Francisk 1909-1992
Francis Bacon
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