Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma

Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma

by Michael Peppiatt

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This book, a biography on Francis Bacon, is inspired by the friendship the author had with Bacon and based on records of the conversations that took place since 1963. The book forms the first comprehensive account of the artist's life and his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429711107
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 390
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Michael Peppiatt has served as literary editor for Le Monde and arts correspondent for The New York Times and the Financial Times. He has written extensively on modern and contemporary art and has been a curator for several exhibitions. In 1985 he became editor and publisher of Art International. He is married to the art historian Jill Lloyd and divides his time between Paris and London.

Table of Contents

Part One: 1909–44 1. Origins and Upbringing, 1909–26 2. Educated Abroad: Berlin and Paris, 1926–28 3. A Brief Apprenticeship, 1928–33 4. 'Insufficiently Surreal', 1933–39 5. A Vision Without Veils, 1939–44 Part Two: 1944–63 6. Father Figures and Crucifixions, 1944–46 7. Towards Other Shores, 1946–50 8. Hounded by Furies, 1950–54 9. Truth Told by a Lie, 1954–58 10. Recognition at Home: The Tate Retrospective, 1958–63 Part Three: 1963–92 11. 'A Brilliant Fool Like Me', 1963–69 12. All the Honours of Paris, 1969–72 13. Elegy for the Dead, 1972–75 14. 'My Exhilarated Despair', 1975–81 15. Alone in the Studio, 1981–84 16. 'The Greatest Living Painter', 1984–92

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Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
michaelbartley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
francis bacon was the archtype of a painter, highly talented and lived his own life his own way. he lived outside the rules of society and art. peppiatt is a fan of bacon, both the man and the artist. so am I
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Walks in and then lays down on a bed. "Finaaly, I found my cabin!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second biography I have read of Francis Bacon and Peppiatt's biography is a truly joyful read about an extraordinary and complex man. The book reads like a page turning novel ... I found it is paced beautifully and written with splendid wit and insight. An absolute must read for any admirer of the inimitable Francis Bacon.