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Francis Bacon (World of Art Series)

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A book by John Russell

Bacon is considered one of Britain's greatest contemporary painters; in fact, he has been a powerful presence in the art world for virtually half this century. In this exhibition catalog, noted British art historian Gowing and his American collaborator … see full wiki

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Author: John Russell
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Oxford University Press
1 review about Francis Bacon (World of Art Series)

A different slant

  • Jun 12, 2001
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John Russell wrote this "biography" while Francis Bacon was very much alive and tends to emphasize the influences on Bacon's work more from an environmental standpoint than an art historian view. But to jump into Bacon's raucous life "in medias res" is a gift that now can be savoured, like picking the grapes off the vines that in years to come will become a fine vintage wine. A diversion, and only in black and white reproductions, but a rather important comment in retrospect.

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