from right to left: Hunger, Plague, Death, and War art by Stepan Alekseev
The work of Rie Yamashina explores the same themes of body, identity, and death we saw in my earlier post, Macabre & Erotic Obsessions: Contemporary Japanese Illustration.
With his series of skulls, Dutch artist Marald Van Haasteren manages the find the beauty in death and decay by incorporating symbols of flight and rebirth, like bird eggs, winged insects, and blooming flowers. Of […]
I sprayed bleach solution over everything, just to be safe, before wiping it all down and throwing it in the big rubbish bin behind the fried chicken chain that was closed for the night. I […]
Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse’s “The Death of Messalina” (1916) is one of those paintings you really need to see in person to appreciate. Your eyes need to be able to focus on the various components separately — […]
Le Cadavre (1894) – Felix Vallotton Xteriors VIII (2004) — Desiree Dolron Happily Ever Cadaver (2013) — Grave Robbin’ Sam Hardy-har-har… Paintings like Felix Vallotton’s “Le Cadavre” (1894) are important in the history of […]
An old college buddy, now a lawyer, called me–I think it was 2006–to tell me that the prop plane out of which I had jumped a couple years earlier had crashed, killing two people. There […]