Bacon

    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.

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    Number of Pages: 96
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9783836559690
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    Listed in: Surrealism & Dada, Abstract Expressionism, Individual artists, art monographs
    Publisher: Taschen GmbH

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    RRP: £10.00

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