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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Review: Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

User Review  - José Gutiérrez - Goodreads

This was a very satisfying read. Deleuze's phenomenological interpretation of Bacon's work is stunningly lucid and insightful. There are many quotable passages of pellucid prose that render the work ... Read full review

Review: Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

User Review  - Ayanna Dozier - Goodreads

Woah! Deleuze does Art History and does it weird! I really like how Deleuze uses formalism, especially with his close exploration of the diagram, in order to abstract it and let it articulate the ... 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
Copyright

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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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