Francis Bacon: Incunabula

Francis Bacon: Incunabula

by Rebecca Daniels, Martin Harrison
     
 

In 1949 Francis Bacon found his main subject, the human body, and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead, he took from images from the mass media - newspapers, magazines, books, photos - and drew on them for his paintings.See more details below

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In 1949 Francis Bacon found his main subject, the human body, and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead, he took from images from the mass media - newspapers, magazines, books, photos - and drew on them for his paintings.

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Bookforum
“The longer we study the images reproduced so handsomely in this book, the more we appreciate how indispensable they were to the artist.”
Library Journal

This large-format book consists of clippings from magazines, newspapers, advertisements, and other documents culled from the cluttered studio of Irish-born artist Francis Bacon, who died at the age of 82 in Madrid, Spain, in 1992. Known for his bold, severe, and often violent imagery, Bacon relied on many of these pictures for inspiration in his paintings. Harrison (In Camera: Francis Bacon) and independent scholar Daniels, both working on a forthcoming catalogue raisonnA� on Bacon's paintings, contribute introductory essays that offer significant and curious insights into the inner life and work of the artist. The editors carefully arrange many of these "working documents" and annotate them at the end of the book. Beautifully designed and printed, this will be helpful to anyone studying the painter and his work. A welcome addition to all major art collections.
—Raymond Bial

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500093443
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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