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Author Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995.

Title Francis Bacon : the logic of sensation / Gilles Deleuze ; translated from the French by Daniel W. Smith
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2003]


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 MELB  759.2 Bacon Del/Fbt  DUE 28-09-23
Description xv, 209 pages ; 20cm
Contents Translator's Preface / Daniel W. Smith -- Preface to the French Edition / Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin -- 1. The Round Area, the Ring -- 2. Note on Figuration in Past Painting -- 3. Athleticism -- 4. Body, Meat, and Spirit, Becoming-Animal -- 5. Recapitulative Note: Bacon's Periods and Aspects -- 6. Painting and Sensation -- 7. Hysteria -- 8. Painting Forces -- 9. Couples and Triptychs -- 10. Note: What Is a Triptych? -- 11. The Painting before Painting ... -- 12. The Diagram -- 13. Analogy -- 14. Every Painter Recapitulates the History of Painting in His or Her Own Way ... -- 15. Bacon's Path -- 16. Note on Color -- 17. The Eye and the Hand
Summary "Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential and revolutionary philosophers of the twentieth century. Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation is his long-awaited work on Bacon, widely regarded as one of the most radical painters of the previous century." "The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon's work and the nature of art. Deleuze analyzes the distinctive innovations that came to mark Bacon's style: the isolation of the figure, the violent deformations of the flesh, the complex use of colour, the method of chance, and the use of the triptych form. Along the way, Deleuze introduces a number of his own famous concepts, such as the 'body without organs' and the 'diagram', and contrasts his own approach to painting with that of both the phenomenological and the art historical traditions." "Deleuze links Bacon's work to Cezanne's notion of a 'logic' of sensation, which reaches its summit in colour and the 'colouring sensation'. Investigating this logic, Deleuze explores Bacon's crucial relation to past painters such as Velasquez, Cezanne and Soutine, as well as Bacon's rejection of expressionism and abstract painting."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: 2003
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
SUBJECT Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Subject Figurative expressionism -- England.
Art -- Philosophy.
Author Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
ISBN 0826466478
0826473180 paperback