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The Resource Francis Bacon : books and painting, edited by Didier Ottinger ; with texts by Didier Ottinger, Chris Stephens, Miguel Egaña, Michael Peppiatt, Catherine Howe

Francis Bacon : books and painting, edited by Didier Ottinger ; with texts by Didier Ottinger, Chris Stephens, Miguel Egaña, Michael Peppiatt, Catherine Howe

Label
Francis Bacon : books and painting
Title
Francis Bacon
Title remainder
books and painting
Statement of responsibility
edited by Didier Ottinger ; with texts by Didier Ottinger, Chris Stephens, Miguel Egaña, Michael Peppiatt, Catherine Howe
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Published to accompany the first Francis Bacon retrospective in Paris for twenty years, this catalogue analyses Bacon's works from 1971 onwards in light of his relationship to literature. Bacon always vigorously opposed over-analysis of his paintings, preferring to interpret them in purely illustrative or symbolic terms; he admitted, however, that literature was a powerful stimulus to his imagination. The artist was inspired by the images conjured up by certain texts: Aeschylus' phrase "the reek of human blood smiles out at me" in particular haunted Bacon, while his 1978 work Painting refers to T. S. Eliot's seminal poem 'The Waste Land'. The inventory of Bacon's personal library has identified more than 1,300 books, ranging from Bataille and Conrad to Nietzsche and Leiris. Including twelve of Bacon's renowned triptychs, this lavish publication features eleven gatefolds and some sixty paintings created by Bacon between 1971 and his death in 1992. Reproduced here with analyses of Bacon's paintings in the light of some of his most admired authors, these specially commissioned texts reveal new ways of understanding some of the most powerful works in the modern canon
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
759.2915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND497.B16
LC item number
A4 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ottinger, Didier
  • Stephens, Chris
  • Egaña, Miguel
  • Peppiatt, Michael
  • Howe, Catherine
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bacon, Francis
  • Art and literature
Label
Francis Bacon : books and painting, edited by Didier Ottinger ; with texts by Didier Ottinger, Chris Stephens, Miguel Egaña, Michael Peppiatt, Catherine Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, September 11, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Bar code
  • 31223133009911
  • 31223133009929
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Miguel Egaña
  • Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare
  • Michael Peppiatt
  • Textual transgressions : Francis Bacon's French legacy
  • Catherine Howe
  • Francis Bacon's libraries
  • Chronology
  • Anna Hiddleston-Galloni
  • List of works in the exhibition
  • Bacon spelled out
  • Didier Ottinger
  • Paintings
  • Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, Georges Bataille, Friedrich Nietzche, Aeschylus, Michel Leiris
  • Paintings
  • Watching death at work : the iconography of Francis Bacon's late work
  • Chris Stephens
  • Gilles Deleuze 'over Francis Bacon's shoulder'
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
241 pages (some folded)
Isbn
9780500239988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1098333009
Label
Francis Bacon : books and painting, edited by Didier Ottinger ; with texts by Didier Ottinger, Chris Stephens, Miguel Egaña, Michael Peppiatt, Catherine Howe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, September 11, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Bar code
  • 31223133009911
  • 31223133009929
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Miguel Egaña
  • Francis Bacon and William Shakespeare
  • Michael Peppiatt
  • Textual transgressions : Francis Bacon's French legacy
  • Catherine Howe
  • Francis Bacon's libraries
  • Chronology
  • Anna Hiddleston-Galloni
  • List of works in the exhibition
  • Bacon spelled out
  • Didier Ottinger
  • Paintings
  • Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, Georges Bataille, Friedrich Nietzche, Aeschylus, Michel Leiris
  • Paintings
  • Watching death at work : the iconography of Francis Bacon's late work
  • Chris Stephens
  • Gilles Deleuze 'over Francis Bacon's shoulder'
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
241 pages (some folded)
Isbn
9780500239988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1098333009

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