An old college buddy, now a lawyer, called me circa 2006 to tell me that the prop plane out of which I had jumped a few years earlier had crashed, killing two people. There was […]
Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen produced these illustrations for exhibit in 1911 called The Book of Death. Unlike his other work, they were never published in a book.
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 […]