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Francis Bacon

Author: Andrew Brighton; Francis Bacon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: British artists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Brighton; Francis Bacon
ISBN: 0691070598 9780691070599
OCLC Number: 47917095
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pretexts for Despair --
Ideologies of Dispair --
Bacon's Difference --
Crucifixions --
Illustration, Deleuze and the Dyer Triptychs --
Eric Hall and the Poets --
Bacon's Delay.
Series Title: British artists.
Responsibility: Andrew Brighton.
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"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.

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