The Independent Group take on Francis Bacon

Hammer, Martin (2014) The Independent Group take on Francis Bacon. Visual Culture in Britain, 15 (1). pp. 69-89. ISSN 1471-4787. E-ISSN 1941-8361. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2014.870369) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article takes its cue from Lawrence Alloway's comment that ‘Pop Art begins in London about 1949 with work by Francis Bacon’. It assembles documentary and visual evidence to support the argument that, notwithstanding the usual view that the older artist epitomized an aesthetic that the Independent Group was reacting against, Bacon’s art served in reality as a key inspiration and point of reference for Alloway’s criticism, and for the work of Independent Group practitioners, notably Richard Hamilton as he crystallized his artistic idiom in the mid-1950s.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > History and Philosophy of Art
Depositing User: Martin Hammer
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 09:14 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 12:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41078 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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