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Modernists & mavericks : Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters / Martin Gayford.

Author/creator Gayford, Martin, 1952- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Thames & Hudson, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Variant title Modernists and mavericks
Contents Introduction -- 1. Young Lucian: art in wartime London -- 2. Pope Francis -- 3. Euston Road in Camberwell -- 4. Spirit in the mass: the Borough Polytechnic -- 5. Girl with roses -- 6. Leaping into the void -- 7 Life into art: Bacon and Freud in the 1950s -- 8. Two climbers roped together -- 9. What makes the modern home so different? -- 10. An arena in which to act -- 11. The situation in London, 1960 -- 12. The artist thinks: Hockney and his contemporaries -- 13. The grin without the cat: Bacon and Freud in the 1960s -- 14. American connections -- 15. Mysterious conventionality -- 16. Portrait surrounded by artistic devices -- 17. Shimmering and dissolving -- 18. The non-existence of action -- Epilogue.
Summary The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780500239773 hardcover
ISBN0500239770 hardcover

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