Gut-wrenching art pieces are “The Black Triptychs” by Francis Bacon, which were “created as an exorcism of his sense of loss following the 1972 suicide of his former lover and principal model, George Dyer.  His work, although difficult to replicate in terms of emotion, has been remade by Pawel Nolbert and Lukasz Murgrabia regarding its aesthetic and composition. Their goal was to use various mediums such as painting, photography and digital art, and graphically show the dying process of the subject. They did a live photo shoot with a model—using resin casting, makeup… quite a setup.
1. Dawson & Sylvester, 108. "The Black Triptychs." Wikipedia. Retrieved on December 9, 2014. Photos © Pawel Nolbert and Lukasz Murgrabia