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Francis Bacon or the Measure of Excess

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A thoroughly illustrated monograph of Francis Bacon 

This comprehensive monograph details Bacon's artistic journey, from his early design work in the 1920s to his disturbing, emotive triptychs of the 1980s.

Tormented, twisted, and jarringly dissonant, Bacon's divided vision of the world swung between civilisation and barbarism, beauty and ugliness, life and death. His study of classical culture and western mythology led him to depict darkly sublime worlds of violence and madness that intrigue as much as they evoke visceral disgust.

This monograph begins with a biography, relating the life of Francis Bacon, his stories and inspirations; before delving into a sharp analysis of his work. Peyré's personal connection with Bacon makes Francis Bacon a detailed and touching story, inviting the reader on a philosophical, poetic and artistic stroll through the artist's mind.

  • Author: Yves Peyre
  • Hardcover: 328 pages | 130 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2020
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1788840996
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 24 cm

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