Francis Bacon and the Masters
presents more than twenty of the artist’s paintings, the majority coming from the collection assembled by Bacon’s patrons, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, over the course of the artist’s lifetime and now in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. These are placed in the context of masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg: Egyptian mummy masks, Roman and Renaissance sculpture, and a number of the museum’s most famous paintings such as Rembrandt’s Portrait of an Old Man, Matisse’s Nymph and Satyr
and Picasso’s A Young Lady. Further context is provided by items and photographs from Bacon’s own studio archive, now in Dublin.
216pp, hardback, 290 x 220mm, 110 illustrations
Distributed by Thames and Hudson (Europe)
and Antique Collectors Club (North America)
A conversation of genius across the ages