Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation (Continuum Impacts): The Logic of Sensation (Continuum Impacts) Paperback – 30 Jun 2005
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"'A lively and systematic study of Bacon's work. The book is clearly organised, helping to make complicated arguments easier to follow'. Modern Painters; 'an entertaining read' Art Monthly; 'A path breaking work on the aesthetics of sensation, the philosophy of colour, on form, and on painting in general, Francis Bacon is one of the most important, if not the most crucial, of all of Deleuze's writings.' Tom Conley, Harvard University"
About the Author
Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris. He is the co-author of Anti-Oedipus, A Thousand Plateaus, and author of Cinema 1, Cinema 2, Foucault, The Fold, Dialogues II, Difference and Repetition, Logic of Sense, Kant's Critical Philosophy, Proust and Signs, Nietzsche and Philosophy, all published by Continuum.
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Deleuze here writes about the 'sensational' aspects of Francis Bacon's art, art which he knows well, living with several of Bacon's works in his home. His exploration of the inspiration of Bacon's various trademark strokes and subjects grows naturally out of his applying philosophical musings on visual subjects: this book is a thesis on aesthetics for which Bacon is simply but powerfully the nidus.
Though the book was written in 1981, it remains one of the more fascinating books on aesthetics and the influences on Bacon's work along with sidebars on music, film, and writing that make the work more of an informed 'novel' than simply the intellectual volume it is. For this reader the addition of more visuals would have made more of an impact, but the writing (or translation from the French!) is so seethingly seductive that soon the visuals would become secondary. This is a tough read but a most important one. Grady Harp, July 06
1) Corry Shores' blog called "Pirates and Revolutionaries" has the paintings by Bacon that Deleuze refers to, along with relevant quotes from Deleuze and Mr. Shores' own extremely helpful commentary. Google "Paintings cited in Deleuze's Francis Bacon."
2) There is a very good documentary on Bacon on the occasion of the Tate showing. Google "Francis Bacon talking to David Sylvester, The South Bank Show, 1985"
I also read this book after seeing the recent Bacon retrospective at Tate Britain and its words resonated all the more clearly for this. As a discussion on the life and work of Bacon I feel it is insightful if not biographically informative (but that's not really the aim or purpose here), but Deleuze goes much further than this. At its best it offers a series of interpretive, intellectual models of analysis for artists. Like Bergson before him, Deleuze offers a non prescriptive and discursive manual for others to spring from. It manages to confront that terrible old dichotomy of theory versus practice by creating a performative space in written language that has a qualitative relationship to the stuff of paint, bodily movement, smell and touch.
A must have book, not just for painters but for anyone interested in visual art and philosophy. It's also a very good introduction to the work of one the 20th century's greatest thinkers
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