PUBLISHER
Royal Academy of Arts

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 114 color / 26 bw.

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ISBN 9781912520558 TRADE
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Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

Text by Stephen F. Eisenman, Catherine Howe, Michael Peppiatt, Anna Testar.

Featured image is reproduced from ‘Francis Bacon: Man and Beast'.

The most notorious painter of the 20th century plumbs the animal darkness at the core of the human condition

Despite his harsh habits of self-editing and a relatively late start, the British painter Francis Bacon produced a considerable body of work that continues to electrify. In 1969, Bacon became interested in bullfighting and painted a series of powerful works that evoke anguish and eroticism simultaneously in the contorted bodies of their beastly subjects. "Bullfighting is like boxing," Bacon once said. "A marvelous aperitif to sex.” Twenty-two years later, a single ghostly bull was the subject of his final painting. Ultimately, Bacon was most compelled by the human animal. His paintings frequently eschew the distinction between man and beast; he renders his human subjects as primitive creatures driven by base instincts such as pain and fear, while his animal subjects exude a strangely human sensibility.

This publication concentrates on the role of animals in Bacon’s work, with experts discussing his varied sources of inspiration, such as Surrealist literature and the photography of Eadweard Muybridge.

Francis Bacon (1909–92) began his career in furniture design and interior decoration until 1945, when his career as a painter took off. He enjoyed colossal success in his lifetime, especially as part of a London cohort that included contemporaries Lucian Freud and John Deakin.


Featured image is reproduced from ‘Francis Bacon: Man and Beast'.

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

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Francis Bacon: France and Monaco

FRANCIS BACON: FRANCE AND MONACO

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956873880
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 5/15/2017
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Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

FRANCIS BACON: MAN AND BEAST

Text by Stephen F. Eisenman, Catherine Howe, Michael Peppiatt, Anna Testar.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520558
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 4/20/2021
Forthcoming


Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné

FRANCIS BACON: CATALOGUE RAISONNé

Edited by Martin Harrison.

THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS BACON

ISBN: 9780956927316
USD $1,500.00
| CAN $1985

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
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Francis Bacon

FRANCIS BACON

Text by Sam Hunter.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434312029
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 6/30/2009
Active | In stock


Francis Bacon

FRANCIS BACON

Text by Michel Leiris.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434311909
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 11/1/2008
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