BaconRegular price $20.00
'These seductive books have slick production values, excellent illustrations, and smart texts. Each one is a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand' – The New York Times Book Review
A concise and gripping encounter with Francis Bacon, one of the most individual, powerful, and disturbing painters of the 20th century
Largely self-taught as an artist, Francis Bacon (1909-1992) developed a unique ability to transform interior and unconscious impulses into figurative forms and intensely claustrophobic compositions. Emerging into notoriety in the period following World War II, Bacon took the human body as his nominal subject, but a subject ravaged, distorted, and dismembered so as to writhe with intense emotional content. With flailing limbs, hollow voids, and tumurous growths, his gripping, often grotesque, portraits are as much reflections on the trials and the traumas of the human condition as they are character studies.
These haunting forms were also among the first in art history to depict overtly homosexual themes.
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series features:approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captionsa detailed, illustrated introductiona selection of the most important works of the epoch, each presented on a two-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist
- Author: Luigi Ficacci
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Date published: August 2022
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9783836559690
- Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 22.4 cm