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2019 | 11 | 4 | 84 – 96
Article title

BLURRED BOUNDARIES: FRANCIS BACON’S PORTRAITS

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In his oeuvre Francis Bacon hints at the fact that portraiture sacrifices the subject for the sake of representation. For this reason, portraiture as a genre needs to re-determine the conditions that originally shaped it. Through an analysis of the manner in which Bacon depicts his subjects I will argue that his portraits blur the boundaries between object and subject, portrait and viewer, in order to remodel conventional notions of portraiture. Through Gilles Deleuze’ s theory on Francis Bacon, I will reinterpret Bacon ’s works through the prism of Buddhism, arguing that understanding the works through Buddhist practices opens the possibility of a complete transformation of pre-existing concepts which traditionally shaped portrait making.
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11
Issue
4
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84 – 96
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  • Amsterdam School for Cultural analysis, University of Amsterdam, Turfdraagsterpad 151012 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands, t.a.lelik@uva.nl
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