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Author Brighton, Andrew.

Title Francis Bacon / Andrew Brighton
Published London : Tate Gallery, [2001]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  759.2 Bri/Fba  AVAILABLE
Description 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Series British artists
British artists.
Summary "When Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion was exhibited in 1945, Francis Bacon (1909-1992) instantly became the most controversial painter in the country. By the end of his life, his status as one of the giants of modern art was established, as was his reputation for hard drinking, heavy gambling and sado-masochistic homosexuality. Andrew Brighton casts fresh light on Bacon's formation as an artist in gay and aristocratic bohemian London circles. He locates Bacon at the core of contesting ideas and values, while firmly grounding his reading of Bacon's work in an understanding of his working methods and technique. Penetrating the seeming horror of Bacon's painting, this book reveals the ideas, the beliefs and the life that formed one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Published by order of the Tate Trustees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting -- England.
Author Tate Gallery. Trustees.
LC no. 00002277
ISBN 1854373072 paperback