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Title Francis Bacon [videorecording].

Imprint Halle, Germany : Arthaus Musik, [2006], c1985.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    BACO FB    Available
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    BACO FB    Available
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (9 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm)
Note "A London Weekend Television "South Bank Show" co-production with RM Arts."
Extras: Picture gallery & trailer.
Credits Producer/director, David Hinton ; editor, Melvyn Bragg.
Performer Presenter, Melvyn Bragg ; reading by John Normington.
Summary "Francis Bacon revolutionised figurative painting in the 20th century. The English painter unmasked his subjects in a provocative and ruthless manner. Deformed bodies, grimacing faces and the materiality of colour make us aware of brutality and sexuality, existential abysses and the fears of existence. Works like the portrait "Pope Innocent X" from Velázquez inspired him just as much as Eisenstein's epic film "The Battleship Potemkin" for his famous motif: the Scream. Author Melvyn Bragg accompanies the painter throughout his day. This begins in his London atelier, leads us on to his favourite pub and ends up in a gambling club in Soho." -- Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language In Dutch, English, French and Spanish ; parallel text in German, English and French (booklet).
Subject Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
Painters -- England -- 20th century.
Portrait painting, English -- 20 century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Hinton, David, 1954-
Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-
Normington, John, 1937-2007.
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992.
ISBN 9783939873099
Standard No. 807280063493
Music No. 100 634 Arthaus Musik

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