This latest addition to Prestel's successful Living Art series offers a critical portrait of Francis Bacon, one of the world's most renowned contemporary artists, to reveal a conflicted man of prodigious talent.
This accessible look at Bacon’s life and art displays the many facets that make his career so intriguing. Filled with personal photographs, quotations from the artist, and beautiful reproductions of his bold, austere and often grotesque paintings, this volume introduces readers to the various themes surrounding Bacon’s life. The book explores topics such as his distinctive artistic style, his tumultuous and troubled life, the critical reception of his work, and his views of humanity as exemplified in his art. Written as a journalistic essay and featuring an innovative layout, this book is a fascinating introduction for anyone interested in learning about this acclaimed artist and his riveting artworks.