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Francis Bacon

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The painting of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) defines the shattered self-image of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, and his wracked human figures are now basic to the twentieth century`s visual lexicon. Clearing away all moral scaffolding, Bacon made room for what he called`the brutality of fact`to implode onto his canvases, paring back his subjects to animal function and bloodlust. In Bacon the figure is almost always isolated and pitched against an unforgiving interior lit only by a bare light bulb (one could write an interesting history of the light bulb in art, tracking its trajectory from, say, Van Gogh to Vuillard`s lamplight, to the desolate hanging bulbs of Bacon and Philip Guston). Francis Bacon had few better critics of his work than himself--as witnessed in this superb statement of intent to David Sylvester:`What I want to do is distort the thing far beyond the appearance, but in the distortion to bring it back to a recording of the appearance.`But one of the few writers whose sensibility he trusted was the French author Michel Leiris. Leiris shared Bacon`s feel for nerve-end acuity in art, as his great autobiography Manhood attests, and with Bacon`s sanction, wrote the essay for Poligrafa`s landmark monograph of 1987, which also included a selection of 240 key paintings made by Bacon himself. That volume, an essential text for Bacon fans and scholars, is here revised and reprinted for the first time.

Издательство: "ACC Distribution" (2017)

ISBN: 978-84-343-1190-9

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Leiris, Michel

▪ French writer
born April 20, 1901, Paris, France
died Sept. 30, 1990, Saint-Hilaire

      French writer who was a pioneer in modern confessional literature and was also a noted anthropologist, poet, and art critic.

      Leiris studied at the Sorbonne (University of Paris) and at the School for Advanced Scientific and Religious Studies. While associated with the Surrealists, Leiris published a collection of poems, Simulacre (1925; “Simulacrum”), and, in the late 1920s, wrote a novel, Aurora, published in 1946. The novel and his numerous collections of poems all show his fascination with puns and wordplay and with the associative power of language. In precarious mental health, Leiris temporarily abandoned literary life in 1929 and drew on his university training as an ethnologist to join the Dakar-Djibouti expedition of 1931–33. Upon his return to France he was employed at the Museum of Man (Musée de L'Homme) in Paris and resumed writing.

      In 1939 Leiris published the autobiographical L'Âge d'homme (Manhood), which attracted much attention and was reissued in 1946. Self-deprecating and punitive, the work catalogs Leiris' physical and moral flaws; he introduced the 1946 edition with an essay, “De la littérature considérée comme une tauromachie” (1946; The Autobiographer as Torero), comparing the courage required to write with that required of a matador. In 1948 he began another autobiography, La Règle du jeu (“The Rules of the Game”), which was published in four volumes as Biffures (1948; “Erasures”), Fourbis (1955; “Odds and Ends”), Fibrilles (1966; “Fibrils”), and Frêle Bruit (1976; “Frail Noise”) and which was replete with memories of childhood humiliations, sexual fantasies, and contemplations of death.

      Leiris served as director of research at the National Centre for Scientific Research from 1935 to 1970. His Journal 1922–1989 was published in 1992. His anthropological essays include L'Afrique fantôme (1934; “Phantom Africa”), Le Sacré dans la vie quotidienne (1938; “The Sacred in Everyday Life”), and Race et civilisation (1951; “Race and Civilization”).

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Источник: Leiris, Michel

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