No. 507: Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse

Episode No. 507 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features authors Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan; and Kathryn Brown.

Stevens and Swan are the co-authors of the biography “Francis Bacon: Revelations,” a broad-ranging look at the British artist’s life and work. It was recently published by Knopf. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for $18-60. Stevens and Swan’s 2005 biography of Willem de Kooning won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Kathryn Brown is the author of “Henri Matisse,” a critical biography just released as part of Reaktion Books’ “Critical Lives” series. Brown’s book offers new ideas about important paintings and presents the ways in which contemporary critics engaged with and presented Matisse’s work. Amazon offers it for $10-19.

Air date: July 22, 2021.

Poussin, The Massacre of the Innocents, 1625-1632.

Francis Bacon, Crucifixion, 1933.

Francis Bacon, Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962.

Cimabue, Crucifixion, ca. 1265.

Francis Bacon, Painting, 1946.

Francis Bacon, Head I, 1948.

Rembrandt, Slaughtered Ox, ca. 1640.

Francis Bacon, Portrait of Isabel Rawsthorne Standing in a Street in Soho, 1967.

Francis Bacon, Two Figures, 1953.

Francis Bacon, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1971.

Watteau, Fêtes Venitiennes, 1718-19.

Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Memory of Biskra), 1907.

Michelangelo, Night, 1526-31.

Henri Matisse, Three O’Clock Sitting, 1924.

 

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