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Francis Bacon: Taking Reality By Surprise

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Bacon's powerful and disturbing images of the human figure have had a profound impact on the art of the 20th century. A lifelong student of colour, form and brushwork, he created an art at once classical and modern, ordered and chaotic, in which human emotions and passions are embedded within the harsh realities of the flesh.
Unknown Binding, 136 pages
Published March 24th 1997 by Not Avail
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Jee Koh
Jan 23, 2009 Jee Koh rated it really liked it
This small book, by Christophe Domino, gives a generous selection of Francis Bacon's paintings, including six foldouts of his triptychs. It also gives an interesting series of photographs of the artist at various ages in his London studio, the walls covered like a palette with daubs of paint, the floors littered with what looks like the debris of a bombed-out room. Bacon was a handsome youth, and he retained his good looks into old age, and so it was a surprise to read in the book that he hated ...more
Sep 15, 2016 Adam rated it liked it
A little too much focus on the artist rather than the art, but still a useful introduction.
Aug 30, 2015 Jeannecamos rated it it was ok
Une première partie trop biographique, trop historique et des listes de tableaux qui ne se rapportent pas aux images de la page : cela rend le contenu un peu dur à digérer. Cependant la deuxième partie éclaire très intelligemment le travail de Bacon, de manière très référencée. Un joli travail d'édition.
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