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Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art

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This exhibition catalogue is not a retrospective but rather an examination for the first time of the artist's work within a network of relationships and influences from the Old Masters to the artists of the twentieth century.
The eminent English painter Francis Bacon (19091992) is known for his brutal, haunting and grotesque portraits of man and beast. In this eyeopening s
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published April 17th 2004 by Skira
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Ed Smiley
Great information on Bacon's art practice, and in general on the dialog between artists of the present and past.
Not a great deal of organization of the material; the presentation seems a bit jumbled, like Bacon's studio.
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