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Looking Back at Francis Bacon

Looking Back on Francis Bacon is a unique portrait of one of the creative geniuses of our age by a writer of comparable distinction.

Controversial in both life and art, Francis Bacon was one of the most important painters of the 20th century.Drawing on his personal knowledge of Bacon’s inspirations, intentions and working methods, David Sylvester surveys the development of the work from 1933 to the early 1990s, and discusses critically a number of its crucial aspects.

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Dimensions 26.8 x 2 x 21.2cm
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No. of Pages 272
SKU 12091983

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Sylvester also reproduces previously unpublished extracts from his celebrated conversations with Bacon in which the artist speaks about himself, modern painters and the art of the past. Finally, he gives a brief account of Bacon’s life, correcting certain errors that elsewhere have been presented as facts.

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