Bacon - Picasso
The Life of Images
By (author) Anne Baldassari
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Bacon - Picasso by Anne Baldassari
Book DescriptionFrancis Bacon was so inspired by the Picasso exhibit in 1927 at the Paul Rosenberg gallery in Paris that he decided to dedicate himself to painting. From that point onward, he established and maintained a multifaceted relationship with Picassos work. The visual, thematic, and philosophical aspects of the virtual dialogue that ensued between the two artists centered around what Bacon called the brutality of fact that linked his work to that of Picasso. BaconPicasso examines the work of the two artists through their common themes: the crucifixion, the kiss, the scream, and the studio portrait/self-portrait. The juxtaposition of paintings clearly demonstrates the ways in which Bacon appropriated Picassos work into his own art. This volume draws from prestigious international collections including the Tate Gallery (London), Musee National Picasso and Musee National dArt Moderne (Paris), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), and Fondation Beyeler (Basel). The Bacon-Picasso exhibition opens at the Musee National Picasso, Paris (March 1May 30, 2005). This exhibition catalog is co-published with the Reunion des musees nationaux.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9782080304865
(280mm x 220mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: France
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Mirror and the Mask, Hardback (March 2007)
Focusing on avant-garde European paintings and sculpture from the 1890s to the 1980s, this book shows the transformations that portraiture underwent as a flourishing, international phenomenon of the age. It features more than 100 paintings and sculptures by artists including Cezanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Kokoschka, and others.
Picasso: Life with Dora Maar, Hardback (January 2006)» View all books by Anne Baldassari
Dora Maar, famous for her relationship with Picasso, was a talented artist in her own right. She initially studied painting, but soon found a passion and gift for photography.
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Author Biography - Anne Baldassari
Anne Baldassari is the world's preeminent Picasso scholar and curator at the Musee National Picasso in Paris. She is the author of several works and exhibition catalogs, including Picasso and Photography (Flammarion, 1997), Picasso Working on Paper (Rizzoli, 2000), and the recent blockbuster Matisse-Picasso (MOMA/Tate Gallery, 2002).
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