Book of the Day: Bacon/Moore

Sep 26, 2013

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, this monograph highlights the important influences and experiences shared by Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Francis Bacon (1909-1992). Exploring common themes in their work such as 'the Biomorphic/ Picassoesque form', 'the human head' and 'the Classical figure', the catalogue also sets out to contrast Moore's universal humanism with Bacon's radical nihilism, presenting two fundamentally different visions of humanity.

Publication details as follows:

Calvocoressi, Richard and Martin Harrison: Bacon Moore. Flesh and Bone. Exhibition: Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2013. 200pp., with 140 colour illustrations. Hardback, 28 x 22cms.£ 35.00

The exhibition runs from the 12th September 2013 - 5th January 2014


Also available on Francis Bacon:

Bond, Anthony (ed.): Francis Bacon. Five Decades.  Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, 2013. 240pp., with over 215 colour illustrations. Cloth, 27.5 x 22cms. Published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this volume displays some fifty works from across the artist's career and includes essays exploring his influences, connections with his contemporaries and to Australia. Includes bibliography.£ 28.00

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