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The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darknessIf you look into the eyes of a portrait, especially a self-portrait, by Rembrandt, you seem to see a “soul”. Such religious ideas and readings have shaped the story of art from its very beginnings and continue to seduce us today. But Francis Bacon was the first artist to paint people as animals. His subjects are re...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Animals, Africa, Environment, Painting, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Kenya, Exhibitions, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Rembrandt, Peter Beard

The runner up for the $69 million art NFT is the same crypto whiz kid who once paid $4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett

Justin Sun/Twitter Crypto whiz kid Justin Sun was the runner up in the $69 million NFT auction. He tried to enter a $70 million bid but his offer wasn't received by Christie's. Sun rose to fame after paying $4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett. See more stories on Insider's business page. Crypto whiz kid Justin Sun was the runner up in the record-breaking Christie's auction for a $69 million piece of digital art on Thursday.Sun - who once paid $4.6 million for a ...
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The buyer of a $69 million art NFT is the same crypto whiz kid who once paid $4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett

Justin Sun/Twitter Crypto whiz kid Justin Sun is the mystery buyer of the $69 million NFT that sold at Christie's. Sun rose to fame after paying $4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett. The crypto whiz kid is also the founder of cryptocurrency companies Tron and Rainberry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Crypto whiz kid Justin Sun, acquired a piece of digital art for $69 million on Thursday in a record-breaking Christie's auction.Sun-who once paid $4.6 mill...
Tags: Trends, Sun, Reddit, Crypto, BNP Paribas, Warren Buffett, Francis Bacon, Warren Buffet, Gamestop, Roy Lichtenstein, Christie, NFT, Artnet, Beeple, Mike Winkelmann, Justin Sun

What’s in a surname? The female artists lost to history because they got married

A new biography of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne highlights how talented women have often missed out on the recognition they deservedGenerations of female artists, composers and writers have been lost to history because their names changed after marriage. According to growing academic consensus, the conventional switch of surnames at the altar has erased a key cultural legacy. And the story of the painter and designer Isabel Rawsthorne, told in a new biography, is among the first to make this po...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Marriage, Women, Painting, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Jacob Epstein

Francis Bacon: Revelations review – a landmark biography

From designing rugs in Paris to painting visions of human suffering … the origins of some of the 20th century’s most iconic artworks Francis Bacon didn’t just create some of the most unforgettable images of the human figure in 20th-century painting. He created “Francis Bacon”, a legendary persona: big beast of the London art world, wild man and bon vivant, whose raw painterly gift – he is one of only three British artists to be given two retrospectives at the Tate Gallery in their lifetime – was...
Tags: Books, England, London, Culture, Paris, LGBT rights, Ira, Francis Bacon, Dublin, Tate Gallery, Art and design books, Biography books, Anglo Irish gentry Bacon

'Francis Bacon was my guy': Max Porter on his life-long obsession with the artist

The author reflects on the uncoolness of loving a famous painter, and the inspirations behind his latest book – a reimagining of Bacon’s final days in MadridIf I were to visit a floor plan of my artist obsessions and wander from room to room, there would be artists I will always have deep feelings for, the ones who provoke or engage especially, some for whom my affections have cooled, some I ought to revisit, some whose work is sewn organically to life experience and therefore exerts a nostalgic...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Art and design, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Max Porter

My new lockdown survival tip? Food, food and more food

Whether it’s fish fingers or a fancy restaurant chicken salad, what we eat can help us through hard timesLockdown 3.0. My plan, before this exciting new iteration was announced, was to write about Francis Bacon’s cooking: I’ve been reading a new biography of the artist, and on every other page is a description of the wondrous meals he would produce for friends, seemingly out of nowhere (oysters, fish, cheese, grapes). But all that will have to wait. We must be practical. I’ve had a good look aro...
Tags: Food, Restaurants, Francis Bacon, Bunyan, Coronavirus

Discover the First Illustrated Book Printed in English, William Caxton’s Mirror of the World (1481)

The printing history of early English books may not seem like the most fascinating subject in the world, but if you mention the name William Caxton to a book historian, you may get a fascinating lecture nonetheless. Caxton, the merchant and diplomat who introduced the printing press to England in 1476, was an unusually enterprising figure. He first learned the trade in Cologne and was pressured to begin printing in English after the success of his translation of the Recuyell of the Historyes of...
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So bad it’s good: do all great artists need a vice?

From Caravaggio’s come-ons to Bacon’s boozing, art is steeped in sex, drugs and drink. But is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Modern Toss on the Romantic myth of the artistIn the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for allMany great artists have at least one major vice that gets them out of the everyday and into a more intense imaginary place. For Francis Bacon it was alcohol, which h...
Tags: Culture, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Tracey Emin, Caravaggio

Inside wealthy kids' weird, pricey pandemic purchases, from $1,000 Patagonia fleeces to a $31.8 million T. rex

A wealthy person at the airport wearing Chanel pearls, of course. Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images Wealthy people snatched up bizarre items during the coronavirus pandemic — take, for example, this $31.8 million T. rex, or this $1.9 million pigeon. Many millennials and Gen Zers have also leaned into nostalgia-tinged purchases, stocking up on Patagonia vests that cost up to $1,000 and trading $1 million worth of Pokemon cards. Auction houses and online high-end marketplaces are seeing a recor...
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Brutal Bacon, wild Gehry and unmissable Abramovic: 2021's best art, architecture and photography

Rodin, Bacon and Eileen Agar will be big, but Abramovic’s art attack could eclipse them all. Plus Frank Gehry unleashes a tornado and Helen Levitt shows how street photography should be done Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Frank Gehry, Francis Bacon, Lewis Carroll, Turner prize, Anish Kapoor, Renzo Piano, Abramović, Auguste Rodin, Gehry, Heather Phillipson, Helen Levitt

Customer Experience Science

In 1620, Francis Bacon broke with the conventions of his time by articulating a new approach to investigating nature. It’s what we now call the Scientific Method, a way of thinking which remains the gold standard for how we comprehend the world today. Instead of looking to fate or mysticism to explain nature, the Scientific Method asks us to formulate a testable hypothesis and run experiments to measure phenomena. Then, if other scientists conduct the same experiments and get the same results (e...
Tags: Business, Uncategorized, Customer Experience, Francis Bacon, Mars, Nps, White Black, Scientific Method, Manufacturing Reps, Text Analysis and Customer Service

How Masterworks is unbundling the art market: Inside the company that lets anyone invest in a painting like it's a stock.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most notable artists of the contemporary era. He died in 1988 at the age of 27. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Sotheby's Scott Lynn is the founder and CEO of Masterworks, an art investment company that gives people the opportunity to invest in art who might otherwise priced out of the art market. The platform features work from the likes of Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. Earlier in 2020, Lynn offered Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 "T...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Holland, SEC, Pablo Picasso, Deloitte, Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jeff Koons, Business Insider, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst

Why it's okay you never finished reading that book, according to Francis Bacon in 1597

I generally have a few piles of books around my house — I impulse-buy a lot. I start reading most of them, but only rarely finish one. I usually feel lousy about this — it's my fault for being too easily distracted, for having too little self-discipline, for being a gormless flake, etc. — Read the rest
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Van Gogh, The Colors of Life - in Padua, a Day Trip from Venice

Van Gogh - Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (1887) - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) If you want to get up close and personal with the enigmatic Vincent van Gogh, The Colors of Life at the San Gaetano Cultural Center in Padua gives you the opportunity. With 82 works by Van Gogh himself, several by Japanese artist Hiroshige -- a major source of the artist's inspiration -- and paintings by contemporaries like Pissarro and Seurat, it is the largest Italia...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Belgium, Holland, Brussels, Venice, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Road, Anna, Provence, Arles

The 15 most influential universities in the world

Columbia University was among the most influential colleges on the list. The start of the school year means that for many high school juniors, and some seniors, it's time to decide which colleges to apply to.  Academics and data scientists at school ranking website identified the most influential colleges and universities using a proprietary algorithm that looks at each institution's alumni and professors. Cornell University, Stanford University, and Harvard Univers...
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Q&A with Album Art Designer and Illustrator, Cxppington

At a time where album artwork has made a major resurgence in bridging the gap between listeners and their favorite albums and artists in Hip Hop, there have been only a handful of illustrators who are at the forefront of bringing life and meaning to albums before we ever press play. It is our honor to introduce album art designer and illustrator extraordinaire, Manuel CEP Concepcion aka Cxppington. In case you’ve been living under a rock, he is the man responsible for bringing some of the most ...
Tags: House, Yg, Jazz, Banksy, Francis Bacon, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Wu-tang Clan, Blanco, Ghostface Killah, Conway, Sean, Prodigy, Basquiat, Sean Price, Kool Keith

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich owns the 3rd-largest yacht in the world and a customized airplane with a 30-person banquet hall. See how else he spends his fortune of at least $12.6 billion.

In 2008, Abramovich's net worth peaked at a reported $23.5 billion. Reuters Billionaire Roman Abramovich was once the richest known man in Russia. The 53-year-old billionaire's wealth peaked at $23.5 billion in 2008. Today, estimates of his net worth range from $12.6 billion to $16 billion. Abramovich owns one of the world's most valuable soccer teams, the Chelsea Football Club, as well as stakes in steel giant Evraz and mining company Norilsk Nickel. From superyachts and private jets ...
Tags: UK, London, Life, Russia, New York City, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Wealth, Bloomberg, BBC News, Features, Britain, Chelsea, Premier League, Luxury cars

22 books that will expand your mind and change your life, according to a productivity expert

Find a comfortable spot and pick up a book. Vincent West/Reuters Darius Foroux is an entrepreneur, blogger, and podcaster who has written extensively about how to live a productive, more useful life.In this piece, he writes that reading books is one of the very best ways to learn something, or become totally immersed in another perspective or time.Not every single book will be, or should be, lifechanging, but a select few can truly change the way you think.Below, Foroux identifies 22 books ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Netherlands, Bird, Francis Bacon, Jon Krakauer, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Nordic, Malcolm X, Don, Daniel Kahneman, Walden

Francis Bacon painting sells for $84M at first-of-its-kind virtual auction

With an auctioneer livestreaming from London, and agents taking telephone bids in New York and Hong Kong, Monday's highly unusual auction at Sotheby's offered encouraging signs for the coronavirus-hit art market.
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, London, Cnn, Francis Bacon, Sotheby

How the Pandemic Divides Us

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything that most of us have seen in our lifetimes. The virus is more easily transmissible than the flu, it has a higher mortality rate, and there is currently no vaccine to protect us against it. As such, behavioral change is our means of defense. Health organizations from around the world have unanimously recommended self-quarantining and social-distancing practices in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. Although these measures are effective in guard...
Tags: Parenting, California, US, Pennsylvania, United States, Michigan, Francis Bacon, Trump, San Francisco State University, Wuhan China, Ivan Pavlov, Russell Jeung

OMG! How I Got Obsessed With Oil Painting

“By the time the eight-week course was over, I was the wretch I am now: an unhinged woman vehemently obsessed with oil painting who wrestles with it like a feral person for hours every day. I had earth-moving revelations as I graduated from using makeup brushes to real sable, and switched from canvas to linen panels. My formerly adorable kitchen now looks as though Francis Bacon had assaulted a pope in it. I know things about linseed oil its own mother doesn’t know.” – New York Review of Books ...
Tags: Art, Francis Bacon, Visual, 04.29.20

Exclusive: Adrian Lyne on Jacob’s Ladder 30th Anniversary

Exclusive: Adrian Lyne on Jacob’s Ladder 30th Anniversary So often overlooked in the psychological horror genre is the masterful Tim Robbins-starring Jacob’s Ladder. Just in time for the 1990 film’s 30th anniversary, got the opportunity to reflect with director Adrian Lyne on the legacy of his hellish cult classic. Warning: Spoilers Lie Ahead For Jacob’s Ladder RELATED: CS Interview: Sam Raimi on Quibi’s 50 States of Fright Penned by Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost), th...
Tags: New York, Movies, Francis Bacon, Liberace, Robbins, Jacob, Lyne, Rubin, Sam Raimi, Danny Aiello, Tim Robbins, ComingSoon, Adrian Lyne, Silent Hill, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ambrose Bierce

What Time Should You Wake Up to Do Your Best Work?

People have long been fascinated by their fellow humans’ daily routines — particularly the routines of folks who have been singularly successful in their respective fields. We feel there are likely habits common to high-achievers, which, if duplicated, would help us elevate our own work. This is especially true of the choice of when to wake up each day. There seems to be special weight placed on this decision, a feeling perhaps born of the idea that how you start something determines how the r...
Tags: Life, Habits, Gustave Flaubert, Francis Bacon, John Adams, Routines, Personal Development, Ernest Hemingway, Mason, Fitzgerald, Voltaire, Flannery O'Connor, John Updike, Thomas Wolfe, Currey, A Man's Life

Iconic Francis Bacon Triptych Heads to Sotheby’s this May

Francis Bacon’s 1981 Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus will head to Sotheby’s this May, estimated at $60 million.  The work comes form the collection of Hans Rasmus Astrup, a Norwegian business tycoon who is selling the piece to benefit the consignor’s family foundation. Read more at Art Market Monitor  
Tags: Art, News, Francis Bacon, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Hans Rasmus Astrup

Why We’re Both Repelled And Drawn To Disgusting Things

“We need to account for the fact that we chase after disgust. Our attraction to disgust is hardly modern. The grotesque fascinated painters from the Renaissance to Goya, with his visages of Saturn, and Francis Bacon, with his distorted portraits.” – Nautilus
Tags: Art, Ideas, Francis Bacon, Goya, 02.16.20

My Vocation as a Philosophy Teacher

The philosophy teacher provides a service.  He is not in the least interested in imposing particular ideas on his students.  He is well aware that it is not possible, literally, to impose an abstract idea on anyone.  In his presentation, he puts a series of ideas on display.  Students find some of these ideas attractive and others unattractive.  In this regard, the philosophy teacher is like a grocer in a grocery store who displays a variety of foods.   His customers find some of the foods on d...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Teachers, Philosophy, Francis Bacon, Lewis, Nicolas, Thomas Aquinas, Vocation, Cusa, Martin Buber, Buber, Giammarco Boscaro

Lewis Mumford -- Art and Technics (i)

Three and a half centuries ago Francis Bacon hailed the advancement of scientific learning and mechanical invention as the surest means of relieving man's estate: with a few expiatory gestures of piety, he turned his back upon religion and philosophy and art and pinned every hope for human improvement on the development of mechanical invention. ... Neither Bacon nor his eager followers in science and technics...had any anticipation of the fact that all our hard-won mastery of the physical world ...
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Explore 1400 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh–and Much More–at the Van Gogh Museum’s Online Collection

Readers will receive no prizes for guessing what they'll find, broadly speaking, at the Van Gogh Museum. But they may well be surprised by the full scope of the Van Gogh and Van Gogh-related work and information on offer for their free perusal at the Van Gogh Museum's online collection. Naturally, you can view and learn about all of the paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh in the collection, including some of his best-known pieces like The Potato Eaters, a scene of "the harsh reality of c...
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Sotheby’s New York to Sell Francis Bacon’s “Pope” this November, Benefitting the Brooklyn Museum

Sotheby’s will offer Francis Bacon’s Pope on to benefit the Brooklyn Museum‘s collection this November in New York. “Pope offers a rare glimpse into the psychology of the artist and the influences behind the works he created during a passionate yet volatile love affair with Peter Lacy,” the auction house writes in its statement. Read more at Art Market Monitor  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Pope, Francis Bacon, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Brooklyn Museum, Peter Lacy