Francis Bacon or the Measure of Excess (Hardback)Yves Peyre (author)
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"Fans of Francis Bacon, rejoice: a new publication by the French poet and author Yves Peyre, Francis Bacon Or the Measure of Excess, out now from ACC Art Books, offers a touching and intimate tribute to the Irish-born English painter who has become one of the most sought-after artists in history." - ArtNet
An intimate insight into the life and work of Francis Bacon, written by Yves Peyre, a close friend of the artist. This comprehensive monograph details Bacon's artistic journey, from his early design work in the 1920s to his disturbing, emotive triptychs of the 1980s.
Tormented, twisted, and jarringly dissonant, Bacon's divided vision of the world swung between civilisation and barbarism, beauty and ugliness, life and death. His study of classical culture and western mythology led him to depict darkly sublime worlds of violence and madness that intrigue as much as they evoke visceral disgust.
This monograph begins with a biography, relating the life of Francis Bacon, his stories and inspirations; before delving into a sharp analysis of his work. Peyre's personal connection with Bacon makes Francis Bacon a detailed and touching story, inviting the reader on a philosophical, poetic and artistic stroll through the artist's mind.
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 2200 g
Dimensions: 290 x 240 mm
"A new comprehensive monograph detailing Francis Bacon's artistic journey is now up for grabs." -- Keith Estiler, hypebeast
A "monumental new book Francis Bacon, or The Measure of Excess for ACC Art Books, the French author Yves Peyre recalls long afternoons on the Rive Gauche in the company of the great British painter." -- The Quietus
"... giving the reader intimate access to Bacon's artistic journey from his early design work in the 1920s to his well-known and jarring representations of the human form from the 1980s." -- NY Mag
"It considers the influences drawn from classical culture and mythology, and the artist's own biography, to build a complex portrait of one of the 20thcentury's greatest artists." -- The Arts Society
"If you need more Bacon in your life, this thoroughly illustrated 328-page monograph by a personal friend of the of the artist, translated from the French original, is a perfect complement." -- Arts & Collections magazine
"Fans of Francis Bacon, rejoice: a new publication by the French poet and author Yves Peyre, Francis Bacon Or the Measure of Excess, out now from ACC Art Books, offers a touching and intimate tribute to the Irish-born English painter who has become one of the most sought-after artists in history." -- ArtNet news
"ACC have produced an introductory collection of Bacon's paintings .... Plenty of well-chosen images from the body of work dip into the catalogue of Bacon's astonishing oeuvre." - Guy Davenport, MutualArt
"Yves Peyre writes that "Bacon was deeply in love with Paris", and his book comes into its own as the perspective of a Frenchman, reminding us that Bacon was rare among his contemporaries for being a truly European artist, who was not only admired abroad, but fully conversant with French culture." - Florence Hallett, The New European
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