Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

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U of Minnesota Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 183 pages
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Illuminating Bacon's painting's the nonrational logic of sensation, and the act of painting itself, this work--presented in lucid and nuanced translation--points beyond painting toward connections with other arts such as music, cinema, and literature. "Francis Bacon is an indispensable entry point into the conceptual proliferation of Deleuze' philosophy as a whole.
 

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Iconoclastic French philosopher Deleuze (1925-95) wrote this series of anti-analytical essays on specific paintings by his apparent muse, Francis Bacon, as the thinker began to formulate his ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
3
The Round Area the Ring
5
Note on Figuration in Past Painting
10
Athleticism
13
BecomingAnimal
19
Bacons Periods and Aspects
25
Painting and Sensation
31
Hysteria
39
The Diagram
81
Analogy
91
Painters Recapitulate the History of Painting in Their Own Way
99
Bacons Trajectory
109
Note on Color
116
The Eye and the Hand
124
A Politics of Fact and Figure TomConley
130
Notes
151

Painting Forces
48
Couples and Triptychs
55
What Is a Triptych?
62
The Painting before Painting
71
List of Paintings
169
Index
175
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Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII, Vincennes/Saint Denis. He published 25 books, including five in collaboration with Felix Guattari.

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