Based on conversations with the artist which extended over several years, John Russellís original study reveals much about Bacon the man and Bacon the artist in a way that has never been surpassed. On Baconís death in 1992, the unique vision and accomplishment of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century could be appreciated in their totality. In a new final chapter, Russell does just that, as well as discussing Baconís later work. Baconís intentions and his achievements, both frequently misunderstood, are here set in perspective.
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Review: Francis BaconUser Review - JK - Goodreads
Insightful look at the philosophy behind Francis Bacon's work. This complemented the film 'Love is the Devil', in filling in a few gaps. Russell's book is strangely coy about much of Bacon's private ... Read full review
Review: Francis BaconUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
An authoritative work on the work of Francis Bacon, with lots of information about his biography and themes in his work. Much of the commentary is based on interviews the author had with the painter ... Read full review