The original French version of Francis Bacon: The Logic of. Sensation was published in by Editions de la. Difference as a two-volume set in their series La. Gilles Deleuze had several paintings by Francis Bacon hanging in his Paris apartment, and the painter’s method and style as well as his motifs of seriality. Francis Bacon. The Logic of Sensation. •. Author: Gilles Deleuze Translated by Daniel W. Smith Introduction by Daniel W. Smith Afterword by Tom Conley.

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This book is not exclusively about Bacon’s paintings, however; as the quote above reveals, Deleuze is more broadly concerned with art, aesthetics, and philosophy. Smith Afterword by Tom Conley. Dominic Smith – – Philosophy and Technology 28 4: The concept totally blew my mind. By Isolation rupturing ffancis representation, the figurative as a mechanism for breaking with a certain use of images in our world.

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Jean Hillier Limited preview – The philosophy Deleuze offers, in his book on Francis Bacon and elsewhere, gets much of its appeal because it still resounds with liberatory rhetoric. Who was Gilles Deleuze?

The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon’s work and the nature and potential of art. Lovely and wicked ideas dragged through the mud and shriek of Bacon’s paintings. An amazing and important work on aesthetics, painting, figuration and bacon. Bxcon will always be room for difficult-to-understand figures, simply so that curators and scholars who need to establish some kind of objective authority in the profoundly subjective field of art can invoke something that goes over the head of the average person.

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Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

Towards a Minor Literature” with the objective of challenging the conventional interpretations of Kafka’s work adopted as a model for understanding all critical language that must operate within the confines of t To read Postmodernist philosophy-philology theories is interesting, but also exhausting, extremly difficult and sometimes boring, most probably for not being majored in Philosophy.


Anti-Oedipus Capitalism and Schizophrenia The authors combine elements of the work of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche to develop a political analysis of desire as it is repressed or expressed in Western culture.

Similarly, it is no good to ,ogic that what is most franci about Bacon is a bracketing out of all narrative suggestion, when this is clearly not the case — at the Met, a work like Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh VIa depiction of the shadowy Dutchman slouching across a yellow field weighed down by painting instruments, as if in a funk, proves that Bacon is interested in plugging his paintings into recognizable figures and stories, however fragmentary.

History of Western Philosophy. By the figural, the figure is thus detached from any illustrative function.

The Round Area the Lotic. Later in his career he wrote some of the more infamous texts of the period, in particular, Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. Refresh and try again. Great great great read for artists and writers alike.

There are no feelings according to Frwncis, but sensations linked to the body. Note What Is a Triptych? As a former Art Historian the “art historical” part of the book is sloppy to be sure, but if you are not reading it as speaking to the disciplines structures of art history and formalism I believe that readers will find logif to be quite generative to their way of thinking.

However, it must be admitted that any attempt to actually do anything with his thought has mainly added up to nothing, or worse. There are many quotable passages of pellucid prose that render sensatiob work more approachable and intimate, giving one the sense the philosopher owned some of the great painter’s work and had spent many well rewarded hours in their indelible company.


Nov 17, Martha rated it it was amazing. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. All of these are crowd-pleasers, exuding an atmosphere of fertile angst that is immediately accessible.

Jul 26, Mary rated it it was amazing. Deleuze links Bacon’s work to CTzanne’s notion of a ‘logic’ of sensation, which reaches its summit gi,les color and the ‘coloring sensation.

This entry has no external links. Jun 13, Kathryn rated it liked it. Francis Bacon Gilles Deleuze Limited preview – References to this book Art Beyond Representation: Never mind that bas-relief is not really particular to Egypt, or that there is really a lot more to Sendation art than bas-relief.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to giles. A model for expression in contemporary aesthetics, the concept of the monad is viewed in terms of folds of space, movement, and time.

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Notably, within his metaphysics he favored a Spinozian concept of a plane of immanence with everything a mode of one substance, and thus on the same level of existence. In short, what we have to define are all these “givens” that are on the canvas before the painters work begins, and determine among these givens, which are obstacles, which are helps, or even the effects of a preparatory work.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thank you for subscribing! Some parts are densely technical and it helps if you make reference to the paintings as you read about them to better grasp wh This was a very satisfying read.

In many ways Deleuze’s readings of Bacon vocalize anxiety, to an extent.