Blog Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait

Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait

Posted April 25, 2018, 10:11 p.m. by T

Advertisement
NIVA - Save Our Stages banner

Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait 

Michael Peppiatt

YUP

 

Francis Bacon was one hell of a complex artist.

Contradictions.

Enigmas.

Affairs.

Debauchery.

The works.

Then there was his art.

Grand.

Deep.

Evocative.

Studies for a Portrait was penned by the man who not only was responsible for Bacon’s biography, but one that could call himself both, an art connoisseur and close associate of Bacon’s. Given the access the author Michael Peppiatt enjoyed, the book offers intimate and at times entertaining insights on the inner sanctum of Bacon’s oeuvre.

What Peppiatt accomplishes is that he takes a holistic approach and does not merely focus on specific singular facts of Francis Bacon’s emissions. He paints a portrait with subtle lines that strikes the balance between intricacy and clarity.

You could say that I am a Bacon aficionado and own quite a few books on the man. However, this tome with its collection of interviews and essays spanning from 1963 until long after Bacon shuffled off this mortal coil, offers new angles: Be it Bacon’s affliction with some painters, his techniques, approach to painting, his views on the art world, religious beliefs and his relationships.

The array of Bacon-centric elaborations is peppered with at times amusing anecdotes and little known facts about the trials and tribulations and most importantly the personality of one of the greats.

A must-have for anyone who would like to gain another level of access to the intriguing art of Francis Bacon. 

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Tate: Project Print book review

Posted by T
Nov. 27, 2020, 11:04 a.m.

Tate: Project Print: 30 projects to spark your creativity Ilex Press   Printing in all shapes and forms has been an integral part of DIY culture from the get go ... read more

Water of Life - Hine Cognac

Posted by T
Nov. 24, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

Water of Life - Hine Cognac   Similar to Champagne, Cognac is a region in the South Western part of France and the specific type of brandy going under the ... read more

The Formative Years – The Pushead 100

Posted by T
Nov. 22, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

The Formative Years – The Pushead 100 Having just entered my teenage years and developed an insatiable appetite for hardcore punk, spurned by my discovery of The Exploited, which lured ... read more

Water of Life - Milk & Honey Distillery

Posted by T
Nov. 21, 2020, 6:57 p.m.

Water of Life - Milk & Honey Distillery   One of my whisk(e)y related endeavours is to try emissions from regions that are commonly not really associated with spirits. Needless ... read more

Surf Culture, Barney Cools & the Return of Fabrics

Posted by T
Nov. 19, 2020, 7:08 p.m.

High Adventures in the Great Outdoors Surf Culture, Barney Cools and the return of fabrics   Surf culture and the music it is associated with is an interesting genre. Coined ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.