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Francis Bacon

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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Pete daPixie
Apr 17, 2011 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it
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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
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Mar 17, 2012 AC rated it really liked it
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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.
Kyle Miller
Dec 31, 2012 Kyle Miller rated it it was amazing
Great book with terrific images
Haruna
Mar 09, 2010 Haruna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
always my favorite.
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