Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait
Francis Bacon was one hell of a complex artist.
Then there was his art.
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.
High Adventures in the Great Outdoors What makes great soap? Well, there are certainly some basic that need to be accomplished in terms of making it fundamentally sound, however, ... read more
Nat’s What I Reckon Enmore Theatre Sydney, Australia May 15, 2021 Not unlike we have alluded to in the review of Nat’s What I Reckon’s recently released book, the man’s ... read more
This Searing Light, The Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division: The Oral History Faber & Faber Joy Division aficionados would be intimately familiar with the movie on the band ... read more
Water of Life – Whisky Company & Bruichladdich Being a whisky aficionado on terra australis can be challenging at times, specifically when it comes to sourcing drops from the ... read more
Thus Let Us Drink Beer – Young Henrys Unifier and GABS Festival The intersections of love for music and beer is one of the focus areas that in ingrained ... read more
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.