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Author Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.

Title Bacon : portraits and self-portraits / introduction by Milan Kundera ; [essay by] France Borel ; [translated from the French by Ruth Taylor and Linda Asher]
Published New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996


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Description 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents The Painter's Brutal Gesture / Milan Kundera -- Portraits and Self-Portraits -- Francis Bacon: The Face Flayed / France Borel -- Chronology
Summary Milan Kundera, the famed Czech novelist, provides a perceptive introduction, explaining his response to Bacon's works, while France Borel sets them in the context of his life and influences, and explains his pioneering approach to portraiture
Francis Bacon's tormented self-images, his brutal portrayals of friends and fellow artists, and his deformations and stylistic distortions of classicism have broken the mould of portraiture; no other painter of the twentieth century has so drastically overturned the genre. Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits, published in association with the Estate of Francis Bacon, is the first book to be dedicated to this aspect of his work. With superb reproductions of more than 130 studies and portraits, including those of Lucian Freud, George Dyer, John Edwards, Isabel Rawsthorne, Mick Jagger, Muriel Belcher and Henrietta Moraes, Bacon: Portraits and Self-Portraits offers new insight into these radical and disturbing images. Many details are included, revealing for the first time the varied textures of Bacon's paint surface
Bibliography Includes filmography (page 210) and bibliographical references (page 211)
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Self-portraits.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Self-portraits -- Catalogs.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Self-portraits.
Bacon, Francis, active 19th century.
Lambert, Isabel -- Portraits.
Lambert, Isabel -- Friends and associates.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Great Britain.
Artists -- Great Britain.
Figurative expressionism -- England -- Catalogs.
Painters -- Great Britain.
Painting, British.
Portrait painting, British.
Portraits -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Portraits.
Author Borel, France.
LC no. 96061099
ISBN 0500092664
Other Titles Bacon. English