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Deep beneath the surfaces of things

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human-like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them. Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the chaos that lies within and struggling with
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Taschen (first published September 25th 2010)
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Fraser Kinnear
Not impressed with the crit, it doesn't hold a candle to Robert Hughes or Kirk Varnedoe, but it has all the paintings I like and will be a good accompaniment to the Bacon biography I'm starting.
I thought it exquisite
i loved the paintings but wanted to stab myself reading the author's comments. to me they seemed pretentious and far fetched
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