Francis Bacon

The distortion of faces in his works interest me because although they’re out of place they’re still beautiful.

His works also feel like they have a lot of movement, a quality that really captures my attention.

The forms are so radical, or strange that they look almost like sculptures.

Some say he preferred to paint photographs rather than still live because photographs translate the 3D (still life) into 2D forms, making it a lot easier for him to paint. I found this to be the case when trying to draw my own self-portrait.

Because I don’t like to draw my own face, these pieces of Francis Bacon will definitely influence on my self-portraits.


Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta Moraes, 1963. Retrieved from


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