Francis Bacon

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Linden provides historical background in an introductory chapter on alchemy, one on Francis Bacons proposals for reforming "vulcan," and sections on alchemical allegory and eschatology, and on Restoration attacks on "enthusiasm.
Now Peppiatt, a renowned art historian and writer, has written Francis Bacon in Your Blood, a wonderfully gossipy account of their time together - somehow, despite consuming heroic amounts of champagne, he was still able to write up all the late night conversations.
Francis Bacon: Study for Portrait on Folding Bed 1963 Oil paint on canvas (c) Estate of Francis Bacon
An art handler with Self-|Portrait (1975) by Francis Bacon, which will be put on public exhibition for the first time in New York in May and London in June before being auctioned in July
Francis Bacon, born in Dublin of English parents, had an upper-middle-class upbringing; he claimed to have no formal art training.
A work by British painter Francis Bacon fetched $142.
His name is, of course, synonymous with meat, and his celebrated forebear--the 16th-century philosopher, scientist and statesman Sir Francis Bacon, after whom he was named--died while experimenting with the possibilities of freezing a chicken.
Painters Francis Bacon and LS Lowry, sculptor Henry Moore and novelist Aldous Huxley also declined honours.
A "SEDUCTIVE and sexually charged" Francis Bacon portrait is expected to fetch around pounds 18m when it goes on sale next month.
Summary: A painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon sold for the equivalent of $28.
A MASTERPIECE by Francis Bacon sold last night for nearly pounds 18m, an auction house said.
From a mummified mermaid to a cigar owned by Winston Churchill, life-changing amounts of money are up for grabs as attics nationwide are scoured for any old Francis Bacon portraits that might be lying about.
HE'S one of Ireland's greatest artists and his paintings sell for EUR50 million, but Francis Bacon was once so broke he threatened to quit art and become a cook.
1561: The Elizabethan statesman and writer Francis Bacon was born in London.
Bacon's many portraits of Edwards were recently exhibited in the blockbuster Francis Bacon retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.