Francis Bacon ou la mesure de l’excès

Yves Peyré

Gallimard, 2019


Yves Peyré, writer and friend of Francis Bacon (1909-1992), devoted to the work and destiny of the artist a particularly complete work both in terms of analysis and reproduction of paintings and drawings. He discusses the major contribution of this great unclassifiable painter, from his beginnings as a young designer in the 1920s until his last great triptychs of the late 1980s, and offers a personal and touching look at his complex personality and his work out of measure. A tormented work, sometimes violent, reflecting its most intimate wounds, but nevertheless bright by its colors and its quest for absolute. The statement, always based on precise facts, considerably expands the vision of the work through detailed interpretations. This set is an undeniably new contribution. The book is based on an unfailing knowledge of the work and is enriched by the author’s proximity to Francis Bacon himself, proposing a philosophical, poetic and artistic stroll through the various stages of a slice of exploration in all respects.


ISBN: 9782072847868

336 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 29 x 24 cm, hardcover, Frans