Francis Bacon: His Life & Violent Times

Francis Bacon His Life Violent Times Until his death in Francis Bacon was the most commanding figure in British art celebrated for his evocations of the dark side of this turbulent century Andrew Sinclair social historian and nov

  • Title: Francis Bacon: His Life & Violent Times
  • Author: Andrew Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9780517586174
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Until his death in 1992, Francis Bacon was the most commanding figure in British art, celebrated for his evocations of the dark side of this turbulent century Andrew Sinclair, social historian and novelist, knew Bacon and conducted his last interview with the painter not long before his death This is the compelling story of a man who was always the outsider, a witness toUntil his death in 1992, Francis Bacon was the most commanding figure in British art, celebrated for his evocations of the dark side of this turbulent century Andrew Sinclair, social historian and novelist, knew Bacon and conducted his last interview with the painter not long before his death This is the compelling story of a man who was always the outsider, a witness to the violence of his times and, for most of his life, a sexual outlaw Born in Dublin of English parents in 1909, Bacon said his earliest memories were of vivid scenes of the Sinn Fein uprising in Ireland and the destruction that rained down upon London from German zeppelins during World War I In its aftermath, Bacon, largely self taught as a painter, experienced the excitement and decadence of Weimar Berlin, lived in the Paris of the surrealists, and returned to England to endure the homefront terrors of World War II His richly colored art is shaped by anguish, terror, and hallucination, an attempt, according to Bacon himself, to make certain types of feeling visual Bacon thus rendered a truly visceral and deeply disturbing portrait of an age Andrew Sinclair s biography, rich with insights into the painter s personality, sexuality, and prophetic vision, is a compelling study of how history directs the artist to illuminate his period and its savage contradictions.

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    1. Andrew Sinclair

      Andrew Sinclair was born in Oxford in 1935 and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge After earning a Ph.D in American History from Cambridge, he pursued an academic career in the United States and England His first two novels, written while he was still at Cambridge, were both published in 1959 The Breaking of Bumbo based on his own experience in the Coldstream Guards, and later adapted for a 1970 film written and directed by Sinclair and My Friend Judas Other early novels included The Project 1960 , The Hallelujah Bum 1963 , and The Raker 1964 The latter, also available from Valancourt, is a clever mix of Gothic fantasy and macabre comedy and was inspired by Sinclair s relationship with Derek Lindsay, the pseudonymous author of the acclaimed novel The Rack 1958 Sinclair s best known novel, Gog 1967 , a highly imaginative, picaresque account of the adventures of a seven foot tall man who washes ashore on the Scottish coast, naked and suffering from amnesia, has been named one of the top 100 modern fantasy novels As the first in the Albion Triptych , it was followed by Magog 1972 and King Ludd 1988.Sinclair s varied and prolific career has also included work in film and a large output of nonfiction As a director, he is best known for Under Milk Wood 1972 , adapted from a Dylan Thomas play and starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Sinclair s nonfiction includes works on American history including The Better Half The Emancipation of the American Woman, which won the 1967 Somerset Maugham Award , books on Dylan Thomas, Jack London, Che Guevara, and Francis Bacon, and, recently, works on the Knights Templar and the Freemasons.Sinclair was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1972 He lives in London.

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