Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art

Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art This exhibition catalogue is not a retrospective but rather an examination for the first time of the artist s work within a network of relationships and influences from the Old Masters to the artists

  • Title: Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art
  • Author: Barbara Steffen Michael Peppiatt FrancisBacon
  • ISBN: 9788884917218
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This exhibition catalogue is not a retrospective but rather an examination for the first time of the artist s work within a network of relationships and influences from the Old Masters to the artists of the twentieth century The eminent English painter Francis Bacon 19091992 is known for his brutal, haunting and grotesque portraits of man and beast In this eyeopening sThis exhibition catalogue is not a retrospective but rather an examination for the first time of the artist s work within a network of relationships and influences from the Old Masters to the artists of the twentieth century The eminent English painter Francis Bacon 19091992 is known for his brutal, haunting and grotesque portraits of man and beast In this eyeopening study Bacon stands besides artists like Velazquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Ingres, Degas, Schiele, and Van Gogh his real sources To support this thesis, the text draws connections between Bacon and his predecessors according to themes Bacon s papal portraits, the Motif of the Scream, Bacon and Surrealism, Mirrors and Reflections, the Cage Motif This sumptuously illustrated book offers a firsttime study of a modernist s work in relation to the masterpieces of art history Exhibition schedule Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna October 15, 2003 January 18, 2004Fondation Beyeler, Basel, February 8, 2004 June 20, 2004

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    • In the movie Batman Returns, the Joker goes on a crime spree destroying an art exhibit, but he discriminatingly stops his henchmen from spraying a painting by Bacon. Clearly only a madman would could Bacon and his paintings of raw meat and screaming heads. However, Bacon had a very specific method to his madness: drawing fron the realist masters but also seeking a Pollock-like loss of control by intuitively defacing his own work. This book is a very detailed and narrow look at some of Bacon's po [...]


    • Great information on Bacon's art practice, and in general on the dialog between artists of the present and past.Not a great deal of organization of the material; the presentation seems a bit jumbled, like Bacon's studio.


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