10 frightening and disturbing works of art
Among the peaceful portraits and soothing works of art there are eerie old paintings that give viewers a more disturbing look at the world. These famous horror paintings go from slightly weird to completely shocking and crazy. Can you handle these 10 unpleasant works of art? Many have tried, and many have failed.
One of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering that it inflicts on people, especially innocent civilians. This work acquired a monumental status and became a constant reminder of the cruelty of war.
2. Dante and Virgil in Hell.
Dante and Virgil in hell V.A. Bouguero were inspired by a short scene from Dante-hell, where Dante, accompanied by Virgil, watches the struggle between two damned souls.
3. Necron IV.
This frightening creation from the famous artist Hans Rudolf Giger was the inspiration for the creatures in the film “Aliens”. Giger suffered from night terrors, and his paintings are to some extent inspired by his sleep disorder experience.
Creek – a series of expressionist paintings and the work of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, which shows a painful figure against the background of a colored sky. Despite its bizarre appearance, Creek was originally inspired by an evening walk in which Munch witnessed the “blood red” setting sun, feeling the feeling in which nature screamed.
This oil painting by Scottish author Ken Kerry should be his self-portrait. Kerry specialized in gloomy, socially realistic subjects and portrayed the gloomy urban life of the Scottish working class.
6.Saturn, devouring his son.
One of the most famous and disturbing works of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya was actually written on his home wall between 1820 and 1823. Saturn, devouring his son, was based on the Greek myth of Titan Chronus (Romanized Saturn), who feared that he would be overthrown by one of his children. His decision was to eat everyone at their birth.
7. Killing babies.
It is believed that this intense work of art by Peter Paul Rubens, consisting of two paintings and completed in 1612, was written under the influence of the famous Italian artist Caravaggio.
8. Amputated limbs.
“Amputated limbs” is a shocking masterpiece by the French painter Theodore Gericault, who used human remains as objects for his work.
9. Diomedes devouring their horses.
“Diomedes devoured by his horses” is a watercolor painting by the French symbolist painter Gustav Moreau, depicting the dramatic climax from the 8th work of Hercules, who was ordered to capture four carnivorous horses belonging to King Diomedes. Hercules killed the king in battle and fed his body to the horses.
10.Negr suspended alive for the ribs on the gallows.
This terrible image of William Blake shows a slave hanging from a gallows with a hook through his ribs. The work is based on the records of an eyewitness from the Dutch soldier J. G. Steadman, who personally witnessed the cruelty.