Lawrence Gowing

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Francis Bacon
by Lawrence Gowing
Publisher's Description
Many consider Bacon the greatest living British artist. His paintings are often inspired by photographs (Muybridge's motion studies are among his favorites), and distort into harrowing portraits and personal visions. In some of his works, fragmented body parts evoke purely visceral feelings of anxiety; in others the viewer's sense of time and space is dislocated. With a foreword by curator James T. Demetrion and texts by Lawrence Gowing and Sam Hunter, this excellent monograph is published to accompany a major retrospective of the artist's work in 1989. It surveys his work since 1945, with emphasis on key paintings from his mature period.
ISBN: 0500092001
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Hardcover : 188 pages
Language: English
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