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Francis Bacon

Author: Hugh Marlais Davies; Sally Yard
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, [1986] ©1986
Series: Modern masters series, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"With their searing colors and dramatically contorted figures, the paintings of Francis Bacon compel attention. Unlike most painters of his generation, who preferred to investigate the rigors of abstraction, the 75-year-old Bacon has devoted his skills to portraying the human body. The power and magnitude of his life's work are vividly conveyed by this thorough evaluation written by Hugh Davies, director of the La  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Hugh Marlais, 1948-
Francis Bacon.
New York : Abbeville Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)568023375
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon; Francis (Künstler) Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Marlais Davies; Sally Yard
ISBN: 0896594475 9780896594470 0896594483 9780896594487 1558592458 9781558592452
OCLC Number: 11977698
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm.
Contents: Images after art --
Images from life --
Images of mortality.
Series Title: Modern masters series, v. 9.
Other Titles: Bacon
Responsibility: Hugh Davies and Sally Yard.

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"With their searing colors and dramatically contorted figures, the paintings of Francis Bacon compel attention. Unlike most painters of his generation, who preferred to investigate the rigors of abstraction, the 75-year-old Bacon has devoted his skills to portraying the human body. The power and magnitude of his life's work are vividly conveyed by this thorough evaluation written by Hugh Davies, director of the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, and art historian Sally Yard. Born in Dublin, as a teenager Bacon moved to London, where he worked as an interior designer and taught himself to paint. Responding to influences as diverse as Michelangelo and the photographer Muybridge, he has created a motion-filled style uniquely his own. Fascinated by the challenge of capturing what he calls "the mysteries of appearance," Bacon confronts us with emotional images that demand an emotional response."--Publisher's description.

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