Hello FAA (Fine Art Asylum) members!
I've created a folder for all the Francis Bacon
influenced art that has made its way into the group: [link]
Bacon was an enormously influential artist, and arguably one of the very best painters of the twentieth century. For a long time he was my absolute favorite artist, before I stopped having favorites. His influence can be seen in much of my own work, and in a lot of the work of artists on DA (JJuron, Protagonist, Lung, antitivans, Andrew Newton, and RyckRudd most conspicuously). His influence may have an impact on artists who don't even know who he is (they may have absorbed it through secondary sources) but still paint geometrical shapes to enclose their figures, or obscure their features with violent swatches of paint, both of which techniques are among Bacon's trademarks.
You are encouraged to submit your Baconesque art or suggest favorites (I tinkered with the admin settings to allow submissions of favorites, and if it's Baconesque I'll easily recognize that and move it to the Bacon folder). Some artists didn't accept invitations to include their work in the group, so they are not represented, or the pieces are not represented. I'd like to change that.
After about a few weeks there will be a big journal feature with large-ish images of the best Bacon influenced work on DA. There will likely be commentary on the artists and the pieces represented, as in former features.
After that 10 of best images will be included in a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
Finally, a widget with images of the "winning" artwork, and perhaps a couple runners up, as well as thumbs of the others, will become a probable permanent feature on the group page.
If you are not familiar with Francis Bacon, below is a picture of him and one of his paintings from his "mature period".
This (the left panel of a Triptych) is one of my favorites [Three Studies for a Crucifixion, 1962]:
The next one shows the sort of geometric shapes he would surround his figures with [Triptych, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, 1969]
Bacon's studio, where it all happened
Now, if you feel like it, you can look at the "Under the Influence of Bacon" folder and see some of the similarities between his work and that of DA artists. [link]
Again, feel free to submit work to this folder so that I might include it in the feature and contest.