Looking Back At Francis Bacon

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This volume reflects on the life and career of Bacon, surveying his inspirations, intentions and working methods. It considers the development of his work from 1933 to the early 1990s and critically discusses a number of crucial aspects.

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A unique portrait of one of the creative geniuses of the 20th century, by the distinguished critic David Sylvester.

Controversial in both life and art, Francis Bacon was one of the most important painters of the 20th century. His monumental, unsettling images have an extraordinary power to disturb, shock and haunt the spectator, ‘to unlock the valves of feeling and therefore return the onlooker to life more violently’.

Drawing on his personal knowledge of Bacon’s inspirations, intentions and working methods, David Sylvester surveys the development of the work from 1933 to the early 1990s, and discusses critically a number of its crucial aspects.

He also reproduces previously unpublished extracts from his celebrated conversations with Bacon in which the artist speaks about himself, modern painters and the art of the past. Finally, Sylvester gives a brief account of Bacon’s life, correcting certain errors that elsewhere have been presented as facts.

Divided into the sections ‘Review’, ‘Reflections’, ‘Fragments of Talk’ and ‘Biographical Note’, Looking Back at Francis Bacon is a unique portrait of one of the creative geniuses of our age by a writer of comparable distinction.

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Weight 1.14 kg
Dimensions 26.8 × 21.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

759.2 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K