Cat's Cradle – Francis Bacon and the Art of ‘Isabel Rawsthorne’

  title={Cat's Cradle – Francis Bacon and the Art of ‘Isabel Rawsthorne’},
  author={Carol Jacobi},
  journal={Visual Culture in Britain},
  pages={293 - 314}
  • C. Jacobi
  • Published 9 December 2009
  • Art
  • Visual Culture in Britain
Recent commentaries have emphasized the way twentieth-century artists create their public personae and have begun to test the restrictions on interpretation that have resulted. Francis Bacon constructed personae for his associates as well as himself; ‘Isabel Rawsthorne’, known as his model and fellow bon viveur, was the painter Isabel Lambert, who left a large body of work and writing on art. An early and indefatigable adherent to the embattled figurative avant garde that included Giacometti… 
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