Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon is considered to be one of the most important figure and portrait painters in Britain in the 20th century. This book places all aspects of his output in relation to his life, freely examining in depth the effects of his homosexuality and raunchy living style on his painting. Bacon was born in Dublin in 1909 and moved to London in 1926. He came to prominence in 1945 as a result of his "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixition" which sent shock waves through the British art world. In the 1950s his paintings displayed more aggression and violence, but his later works became more open and colour-intensive, though they were never without a feeling of despair. Bacon died in 1992
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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 235 x 310 x 25.4mm | 1,418g
  • Munich, Germany
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 80 colour and 120 b&w illustrations
  • 3791316648
  • 9783791316642

About Wieland Schmied

Wieland Schmied war bis 1973 Direktor der Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover und bis 1975 Hauptkustos der Nationalgalerie Berlin; 1978-86 Direktor des DAAD und 1986-94 Professor für Kunstgeschichte an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in München. Seit 1995 Präsident der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste. Zahlreiche Publikationen zur Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. 1992 erhielt er den Österreichischen Staatspreis für Kulturpublizistik.
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