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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 ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Prestel Publishing
(first published September 7th 1996)
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Of the same generation, Dylan Thomas put into prose what Francis Bacon laid waste on canvas. Wieland Schmied's 'Commitment and Conflict' is much more than the usual retrospective of the artists work. Published 2006, this book shows the artist in all his debauched and troubled times. Compare the self portraits of Bacon with that of Albrecht Durer's 'self portrait in a fur coat', and we can see Bacon's conflict. There are lots of examples of the artists work here, as well as photographs of his stu ...more
An interesting book on a fascinating figure. Excellent, many color reproductions - the text by turns intriguing and in turns a slog (what I read of it). The author knew the painter quite well, apparently, and is both sympathetic and detached and critical.