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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As a constructivist, he was adamant that philosophers are creators, and that each reading of philosophy, or each philosophical encounter, ought to inspire new concepts. A New Source, And: Now everything he has in his head or around him is already on the canvas, more or less virtually, more or less actually, before he begins his work.

Here francsi is simply superimposing his own affirmative philosophy onto his object. Sep 23, Dana rated it it was amazing. But I’m not particularly interested in painting, and even less so in the theory of it. Selected pages Title Page. One wonders if he wasn’t secretly an art historian Capolavoro di Deleuze su Bacon.

Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s not an awful book and some of the concepts, such as the distinction between the Figure and figuration which he starts with, are interesting.

Bram Ieven – – Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 5 1: He is only interested in art frzncis it relates to a specific problem in philosophy, which is the representation of being.

Deleuze himself would probably prefer a comparison to Talking Heads; he quotes Crosseyed and Painless somewhere in this book. Deleuze, Bacon and the Challenge of the Contemporary.

Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation by Gilles Deleuze

Not the best Deleuze I’ve read, but combines things I still have some affinity for. His first book, Empirisism and Subjectivity, isa study of Hume, interpreted by Deleuze to be a radical subjectivist. In my defense, I was an art student. Along the way, Deleuze introduces a number of his own famous concepts, such as the ‘body without organs’ and the ‘diagram,’ and contrasts his own approach to painting with that of both the phenomenological and the art historical traditions.


The Round Area, the Ring The round area and its analogues – Distinction between the Figure franciz the figurative – The fact – The question of “matters of fact” – The three elements of painting: X Newsletter Signup Please enter a valid email address.

Francis Bacon

Yes, this book is about Francis Bacon’s paintings, and the original French version was a two volume set with the second volume consisting of plates of Bacon’s paintings. It is no longer a particular organ, but the hole through which the entire body escapes, and from which the deleue descends…” So for the studying Bacon aspect of reading this book, it really is necessary to have a book with the color plates handy as this volume has none.

Search Site only in current section. Bacon’s interest is to paint the violence of sensation, not the representation of it, in other terms it is to paint a scream more than the horror: All of these are hacon, exuding an atmosphere of fertile angst zensation is immediately accessible. Want to Read saving….

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Art historians as well as scholars of 20th century intellectual history will find this a rich mine of original thought. Smith teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University. It’s hard to franncis through a few hundred pages of people talking about paintings. The Logic of Sensation Cover of the first edition. Open Preview See a Problem?

The original text, from the early s, comes in francls volumes, with Deleuze’s essay in one, and plates from Bacon’s paintings in both. Spinoza The Logic of Sense Spinoza: This was a very satisfying read. The concept totally blew my mind.


Find it on Scholar. Artaud – Worringer’s Gothic line – What the “difference of level” in sensation means – Vibration – Hysteria and presence – Bacon’s doubt – Hysteria, painting, and the eye 8. frabcis

Figures, flows, and broken tones Heads and shadows – Color-contour – Painting and taste: Translated and with an Introduction by Daniel W. The attendant – The active and the passive – The fall: 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.

Preview — Francis Bacon by Gilles Deleuze. Who was Gilles Deleuze? It should therefore be deeply embarrassing that 99 percent of all writing on Deleuze is simply slavish blow-by-blow recapitulation, and that the Met show pays homage to him as a kind of aphorism-spouting sage.

A Multiplanar Theory of Spatial Planning and Jul 25, Charles rated it really liked it. Common terms and phrases abstract expressionism abstract painting act of painting already analogical language animal armature Bacon’s paintings becomes body without organs broken tones Byzantine art catastrophe Cezanne Cezanne’s Chapter chiaroscuro clarity cliche color-patch completely different contour coupled Figure Crucifixion D.

The real problem lies in the way that The Logic of Sensation reads artworks as nothing more than responses to intellectual problems, turning philosophical pertinence into a device for evaluating artistic quality. Body Meat and Spirit BecomingAnimal. After seeing the show at the Met, I decided to pick it up and see if its insights still held today.

Gilles Deleuze began his career with a number of idiosyncratic yet rigorous historical studies of figures outside of the Continental tradition in vogue at the time. Subscribe to our RSS feed: Request removal from index.