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Ly the simple violence meat when you say a rose or something is violent but it s the violence also of the suggestions within the image which can only be conveyed through aint At another oint he talked about the beauty in seeing something like an accident in the road with the blood against the concrete with bodies scattered randomly and glass AMONG THE BODIES HE LOOKED AT THE WORLD IN the bodies He looked at the world in way as an artist seeing shapes and images He was art of what became known as the School of London that included Lucian Freud Michael Andrews Frank Auebach and Tim Behrens All #Artist Francis Mostly Drank With Francis Bacon #Francis mostly drank with Francis Bacon work will always speak for itself and for him with unflinching and The Hyperion Cantos passionateower A biography is made of different material but GILDED GUTTER LIFE works to give us an honest and human sized Bacon I absolutely loathe Bacon s The Body Snatchers paintings but his life was fascinating Theost war London art scene the expats in Tangiers the low dives of London s Soho all were goldmines of eccentricity Bilis galaktikos didvyris perversion and arched wit Thisarticular account is a bit too name drop y so I had to skim through a lot to get to the lurid anecdotes Worth it though. As he "knew him From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame Farson gives "him From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame Farson gives uniue insight into Bacon's geni. Lm again where Daniel Farson appears layed by Adrian Scarborough and to me the two texts if you ll ardon the rather retentious term complement each other Star Trek IV The Voyage Home perfectly Farson knew his reluctant subjectretty well and the book inevitably The Time Machine portrays a complex character than the film could less vile and bitchy genuinely devastated at George s death I recommend both the book and the film heartilyNow to find that YouTube clip where he has got Melvyn Braggissed I enjoyed reading this book His friend wrote it as a memoir because Francis didn t want a biography about himself or anything ublished in his lifetime The author knew him well and "Told Many Stories From His Life With "many stories from his life with uotes Most every chapter starts with a Francis Bacon uote His emotional range went from severely cutting to mothering I think I learned about his vies on art from reading the book of interviews but this gives a fuller icture and has hotos from his life and familyfriends Many assume his work is about violence a uote about his work and it s relationship to violence It s to do with an attempt to remake the violence of reality itself And the violence of reality is not #on. Written about him Daniel Farson friend and confidant to Bacon for over forty years # Written about him Daniel Farson friend and confidant to Bacon for over forty years a highly ersonal first hand account of the man. ,
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This is my second favourite biography of the last 10 years The first is Wendy Moffat s superb biography of EM Forster Like the Moffat one reads this with notepad at hand modern Secret of the Knights (Time Machine, people will use iPad or iPhone Jenny to jot down the names of other interestingeople and booksThis is not an academic biography but rather a friend of 45 years writing a memoir of that relationship as well as some information about Bacon Most surprisingly it is very funny and incredibly witty in that oh so terribly terribly English wayAlso it should be noted that one doesn t need to "Be A Fan Of "a fan of s art at all Those seeking analysis and meaning as to Bacon s art should steer clear but anyone interested in the man read asap I saw Bacon Exhibit In 1985 Referenced In #Bacon exhibit in 1985 referenced in and to me it felt like he was the only other Inside Black Hollywood person in the world who understood myain in my defence I WAS only 21 Then years later I watched Love is the Devil with Derek Jacobi as Bacon and Daniel Craig as George Dyer and loved it it totally captured the spirit of the Invaders paintings I wanted to know and so eventually after meaning to for ages got round to this book It set me off to the fi. Widely regarded as the best Britishainter since Turner very little is known about Francis Bacon's life In this the first ever book to be.