Francis Bacon: Revelations
ISBN: 0307271625
EAN13: 9780307271624
Language: English
Pages: 944
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.25" L x 7.25" W
Weight: 3.46 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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A compelling and comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the iconic painters of the twentieth century--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master. This intimate study of the singularly private, darkly funny, eruptive man and his extraordinary art is bejeweled with sensuous detail . the iconoclastic charm of the artist keeps the pages turning (The Washington Post).

A definitive life of Francis Bacon . Stevens and Swan are vivid scene setters . Francis Bacon does justice to the contradictions of both the man and the art. --The Boston Globe

Francis Bacon created an indelible image of mankind in modern times, and played an outsized role in both twentieth century art and life--from his public emergence with his legendary Triptych 1944 (its images so unrelievedly awful that people fled the gallery), to his death in Madrid in 1992.

Bacon was a witty free spirit and unabashed homosexual at a time when many others remained closeted, and his exploits were as unforgettable as his images. He moved among the worlds of London's Soho and East End, the literary salons of London and Paris, and the homosexual life of Tangier. Through hundreds of interviews, and extensive new research, the authors probe Bacon's childhood in Ireland (he earned his father's Read More chevron_right

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