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Title The Art of Francis Bacon / Illuminations
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Illuminations, [2007]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2019


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 50 sec)) : sound
Series The Art of .. Series
The Art of .. Series
Contents "Real Paintings" (4:10); Bacon's Early Career (6:19); Bacon's Inspirations (6:07); Painting Influences (5:19); Photography and Cinema (5:24); Portraits (5:03); Self-Portraits (2:44); Triptychs (5:19); 7 Reece Mews (4:42); Bacon's Sexuality (6:43); Credits: The Art of Francis Bacon (0:50);
Summary Francis Bacon is the essential British painter of the twentieth century. From the end of the Second World War until his death in 1992, he created an extraordinary body of intense and uncompromising figure paintings and portraits. Drawing on diverse influences including Picasso, Velasquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X, the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge and Sergei Eisenstein's film Battleship Potemkin, Bacon undertook a pitiless analysis in paint of himself and his friends, of the human body, and of our place in a godless universe.This film explores many of his key canvases which have been newly filmed in HDTV. The works are complemented solely with Bacon's own words, recorded by Derek Jacobi. The artist's biography is outlined, but the focus is on his ideas: his thoughts about his work, his reflections about how and why he paints. The result is a rigorous and revealing portrait of one of the few artists who has truly changed the way we see and understand ourselves
Notes Originally released by Illuminations, 2007
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 10, 2019
Title from distributor's description
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992 -- Aesthetics
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Figure painting -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Portrait painters -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Portrait painters.
Figure painting.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Internet videos
Internet videos.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Infobase, film distributor
Illuminations (Firm)