Francis Bacon


This volume provides invaluable insight into the life and works of Francis Bacon, the quintessential British Expressionist painter


Martin Hammer


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SPECIFICATIONS
Hardback
245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
144 pp
120 colour illustrations
9780714861333 | 0714864803

ABOUT FRANCIS BACON

The art of Francis Bacon (1909–1992) epitomizes the angst at the heart of the modern human condition. His dramatic images of screaming figures and distorted anatomies are painted with a richly gestural technique, alluding to such Old Masters as Titian, Velázquez and Rembrandt. Displaying repressed and raw emotion, his body of work includes portraits of Lucian Freud and John Deakin.

ABOUT PHAIDON FOCUS

Phaidon Focus is a groundbreaking new series that offers accessible, enjoyable and thought-provoking books on the visual arts.

Written by experts in their field, each of these lively and beautifully illustrated books, covers the entirety of the artist's work, exploring its origins, development, style and themes.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Martin Hammer is the author of two important scholarly books on the artist, Bacon and Sutherland (2005) and Francis Bacon and Nazi Propaganda (2012). He also curated the exhibition ‘The Naked Portrait’ at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh in 2007. He is Professor of History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent.

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