Francis Bacon. "Study of John Dyer" Francis Bacon's paintings feed on Munch and Goya. He recruits all the vocabulary of the 20th century art (texture, color, expressionism, distorsion, even size) not for its sake but to create a unique twisted vision of horror and confinement. He is always firmly anchored on the figure no matter how distorted or flayed and remains a figurative artist throughout. His attraction-revulsion towards the male from creates tension and risk.