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Artists Of The 20th Century: Francis Bacon
Artists Of The 20th Century: Francis Bacon


 
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Item #:  D2669
Our Price: $19.99
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Running Time: 50 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031266995
ISBN: 0-7697-2669-0

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One of five children, Francis Bacon was born in Dublin to English parents in 1909. By the late twenties, he had settled in London and was making a name for himself as a furniture designer. He soon rejected this path and turned to painting and although he had nor formal art training, he began gaining recognition as a painter in the early 1930's.

His major impact on the art world began, however, in 1944 with his Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. Though he was initially inspired by Surrealism, Bacon's work was frequently influenced by the imagery of the old masters, usually translated into blurred and gory figures imprisoned in unspecific, architectural settings. A technical perfectionist, Bacon destroyed a great deal of his copious output.

Still, he is widely regarded as Britain's most important post-war artist. Accompanied by spectacular images of his greatest work.

Titles in the Artists of the 20th Century series include:
D2660 MARC CHAGALL
D2661 PABLO PICASSO
D2662 MAN RAY
D2663 PAUL KLEE
D2664 PIET MONDRIAN
D2665 ANDY WARHOL
D2666 WASSILY KANDINSKY
D2668 JOAN MIRO
D2669 FRANCIS BACON
D2670 HENRI MATISSE
D2671 SALVADOR DALI
D2672 JACKSON POLLOCK
D2673 MARCEL DUCHAMP
D2674 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

 

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