I’ve featured Austrian artist Stefan Koidl before. His “visual horror story” about dark supernatural events at Chernobyl develops similar themes as the rest of his work: that kind of eerie, detached creepiness we feel at […]
[from The Japan Times] One diorama at a time, miniaturist reconstructs aftermaths of ‘lonely deaths’ Inside a grimy six-tatami room lies a darkly stained blanket — an ominous reminder of its owner, and his demise. […]
Hungarian artist Miklós Ligeti illustrates classic horror and dark fantasy.
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 1916 depiction of the death of Messalina is a study in male power. Note the anger of the soldier as he grips her hair, the patrician’s condescending douchebro smirk, the gaze of the […]