Interviews with Francis Bacon

Author: David Sylvester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292532

Category: Painters

Page: 232

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Nine interviews with Francis Bacon spanning over twenty years from 1962 to 1986 which give invaluable insight into the creative mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists

Interviews with Francis Bacon

Author: David Sylvester (Art writer, Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500274750


Page: N.A

View: 1951

Francis Bacon

Author: David Sylvester,Francis Bacon

Publisher: Pantheon


Category: Art

Page: 128

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2002 reprint of previously published The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon by David Sylvester. The cover is updated. This edition was printed and bound in Singapore. 146 illustrations.

After Francis Bacon

Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351577336

Category: Art

Page: 210

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Like an analyst listening to a patient, this study attends not just to what is said in David Sylvester's interviews with Francis Bacon, but also crucially to what is left unspoken, to revealing interruptions and caesuras. Through interpreting these silences, After Francis Bacon breaks with stereotypical ideas about the artist's work and provides new readings and avenues of research. After Francis Bacon is the first book to give extended consideration to the way the reception of Bacon's art, including Gilles Deleuze's influential text on the artist, has been shaped by the Sylvester interviews - and to move beyond the limiting effects of the interviews, providing fresh interpretations. Nicholas Chare draws upon recent developments in psychoanalysis and forensic psychology to present innovative readings of Bacon's work, primarily based on the themes of sadomasochism and multi-sensory perception. Through bringing Bacon's paintings into dialogue with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the film Alien, he also provides original insights into the ethical relevance the artist's works have for today. This study addresses the complexities of the artist's practice - particularly in relation to sexuality and synaesthesia - and additionally forms a crucial intervention within current debates about creative writing in art history.

Francis Bacon

Author: Wieland Schmied

Publisher: Prestel Pub


Category: Art

Page: 188

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Francis Bacon is given a piercing re-examination through critical commentary, brilliant reproductions, and private photographs in this beautifully produced flexi edition. The existential anxiety of modern man, the inescapability of death, and the catastrophe of loneliness are some of the themes that we revisited time and again in Francis Bacon's work. In this comprehensive study of one of the twentieth century's most passionately committed artists, Wieland Schmied offers a thoughtful overview of Bacon's life, analyses his paintings, and examines the creative processes they embody. He explores in depth Bacon's subtle use of space, the development of his imagery, idiosyncratic painting technique, and place in the pantheon of twentieth-century artists. The author was a close friend and confidante of the artist. This book includes many private photographs of Bacon in his studio. There is an increasing interest in Francis Bacon - exhibition just ended at The Scottish National Gallery of Art (September 2005).

Francis Bacon

Author: Michael Peppiatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429711107

Category: Art

Page: 390

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This book, a biography on Francis Bacon, is inspired by the friendship the author had with Bacon and based on records of the conversations that took place since 1963. The book forms the first comprehensive account of the artist's life and his work.

Francis Bacon – In the Mirror of Photography

Author: Katharina Günther

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110720647

Category: Art

Page: 446

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The British painter Francis Bacon (1909–1992) is famed for his idiosyncratic mode of depicting the human figure. Thirty years after his death, his working methods remain underexplored. New research on the Francis Bacon Studio Archive at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, sheds light on the genesis of his works, namely the photographic source material he collected in his studios, on which he consistently based his paintings. The book brings together the artist’s pictorial springboards for the first time, delineating and interpreting recurring patterns and methods in his preparatory work and adoption of photographic material. In addition, it correctly locates ‘chance’ as a driving force in Bacon’s working method and qualifies the significance of photography for the painter.