Discoveries: Francis Bacon

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Harry N. Abrams, Feb 1, 1997 - Art - 135 pages
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Francis Bacon, perhaps the last of the great painters of the human figure, portrayed the world as a place of theatrical drama in which the body took center stage, sensuous and terrible. A lifelong student of color, form, and brushwork, he created an art at once classical and modern, ordered and chaotic, in which human emotions and passions are imbedded within the harsh realities of the flesh. Who was Bacon? What in his life gave rise to his grand guignol vision of the world? Through photographs, interviews, the artist's own statements, and a multitude of paintings (including six gatefolds), this book offers a rich portrait of a modern master.

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Christophe Domino is an independent art writer, curator, lecturer, and professor established in Paris. He writes for Le Journal des Arts ( L art contemporain à l echelle du paysage (London and New York: Scala, 2005) with André Magnin, L art africain contemporain (London and New York: Scala, 2005) Les années pop (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 2001) and Bacon: Monstre de peinture (Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 1996). He also teaches and is involved in institutional boards and organizations (AICA, FRAC Bretagne, Archives de la critique d art). Domino has worked with IAIN BAXTER& since 1997 on texts, exhibitions, and projects, from Géographhiques (Corsica: FRAC Corse, 1997) to IAIN BAXTER&: Art Is All Over (with Marie-Josée Jean) (Villa Arson Centre national d art contemporain, 2006).

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