Francis Bacon: incunabula

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - Art - 199 pages
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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. This book presents over 200 of these documents, about which Bacon was secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process, along with some of the works that the material inspired.

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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 ... Read full review


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Martin Harrison is widely regarded as the leading authority on the art of fashion photography. His previous books include Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945 (1991), David Bailey: Birth of the Cool (1999), Lillian Bassman (1997), Patrick Demarchalier: Exposing elegance (1998), and numerous others. Harrison works and resides in London.

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