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Francis Bacon: Incunabula

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In 1949 Francis Bacon found his subject--the human body--and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead he appropriated images from the mass media that he manipulated into his "studies." This book presents over 200 of these documents, about which Bacon was secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process.


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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 6th 2009 by Thames Hudson (first published January 1st 2006)
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Grady
Oct 06, 2009 Grady rated it it was amazing
O to be a fly on the wall of Reece Mews studio!

Francis Bacon continues to grow in stature as one of the most significant artists of the last century. There are countless books both in print and out of print as collector's items that survey his artistic output, dissections of his psychological makeup, his preoccupation with distortion and grotesquerie, books that focus only on his portraits, catalogues that accompanied his exhibitions while he was alive, and several fine retrospective studies tha
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Tosh
Mar 19, 2009 Tosh rated it it was amazing
All the stuff that was on his studio floor somehow had a huge impression on Francis Bacon. This is basically a book of images found in his studio - which were the foundation to his paintings. A book that is about inspiration as well as looking at the world via Bacon's eyes and mind. Essential Francis Bacon book and beautifully produced.
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Aug 09, 2012 Aaron the Pink Donut rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Love this collection of rescued source materials.
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francis bacon can kiss my ass.

five stars!
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