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Bacon: Modern Masters By Hugh Marlais Davies

Bacon: Modern Masters
by Hugh Marlais Davies

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Bacon: Modern Masters Summary


Bacon: Modern Masters by Hugh Marlais Davies

With their searing colors and compelling images, the paintings of Francis Bacon are among the most powerful, and the most poignant, to be made in the twentieth century. During his sixty-odd years as a painter Francis Bacon fearlessly tackled the unruly imagery of life, remaining defiantly committed to giving "this purposeless existence a meaning." His insistence on depicting the mysteries of human experience had been rare in an age dominated by abstraction. Now, with the international resurgence of figurative imagery, the pivotal importance of his work has become more obvious than ever before. The power and magnitude of his life's work are vividly conveyed by this thorough evaluation written by Hugh Davies and Sally Yard. Born in Dublin, as a teenager Bacon moved to London, where he worked as an interior designer and taught himself to paint. Responding to influences as diverse as Michelangelo and the photographer Muybridge, he has created a motion-filled style uniquely his own. Fascinated by the challenge of capturing what he calls "the mysteries of appearance," Bacon confronts us with emotional images that demand an emotional response. About Abbeville's Modern Masters series: With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations--approximately 48 in full color--this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artists life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museum goer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.

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Bacon: Modern Masters Reviews


Praise for Abbeville's Modern Masters series: "Each author has thoroughly done his or her homework, knows the historical, critical and personal contexts intimately, and writes extraordinarily well." -- Artnews "Concise, well-produced, and well-written." -- New York Times Book Review "Brief, affordable, well illustrated, and packed with information." -- Art in America

About Hugh Marlais Davies


Hugh Davies and Sally Yard, both of whom have doctorates in art history from Princeton University, live in La Jolla, California, where Dr. Davies is director of the Museum of Contemporary Art. They have both published extensively on modern art, particularly of the postwar period.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents from: Francis Bacon Introduction Images after Art Images from Life Images of Mortality Artists Statements Notes on Technique Chronology Exhibitions Public Collections Selected Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR002757753
Bacon: Modern Masters by Hugh Marlais Davies
Hugh Marlais Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
1986-05-15
128
1558592458
9781558592452
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