Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969.   --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

Francis Bacon - Self-Portrait, 1969 oil on canvas, x cm private collection

...Miguel Leal

Miguel Leal, his work has been characterized by his sarcastic interpretation of human attitudes and behavior, creating a unique and extravagant universe

Ian Wright

This is really old, but I completely forgot how amazing this album cover is. T.I. - Paper Trail album cover by Ian Wright

Emilio Villalba's Vivid, Dissonant Portraits

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Pliages. Aldo Tolino. #froissé

Austrian artist Aldo Tolino creates sculptural objects out of printed photographs by folding them into incredible geometric patterns and shapes

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I like how the use of circles makes the portrait much less traditional. I really like how the harsh shading on the facial features compliments the harsh outlines of the circles.

ARTFINDER: Monochrome by andy butler - Pencil and graphite drawing on canvas. A very striking and powerful image of a beautiful woman. She had wonderful big eyes so I emphasised them by adding mo.

Spanish eyes, Acrylic painting by andy butler | Artfinder

Pencil, graphite and acrylic paint artwork, based on the circle. She has beautiful eyes so I wanted to emphasise this fact by drawing three. This is a painting which I loved painting and I think .

Screw/fold-up an image into an interesting 3D form and then draw/paint the new image to create an interesting composition

Rupert Shrive Distorted portraiture Screw up prints - pay careful attention to the new portrait this technique creates

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ARTFINDER: The Stare by andy butler - Pencil and paint mixed media work base on the concept of fragmentation. I was interested in the intensity of her gaze on me and the viewer.

Emilio Villalba’s Vivid, Dissonant Portraits | Hi-Fructose Magazine

In the simplest terms, San Francisco-based painter Emilio Villalba creates portraits. Yet, these works are crafted at a crossroads of two influences, as cited by the artist: master works and the human condition.