Today I associate Belgium with the astounding and esoteric arts practiced by the Church of Ra, as well as a host of other groundbreaking underground musicians and artists. But Belgium has a rich history of challenging artists, one of its most noteworthy being printmaker Félicien Rops (1833-1898). A companion of Baudelaire, he
As we all in the U.S. face an uncertain future in terms of a less than favorable change in management, some of us have developed some anxiety over many aspects of our lives. Things like censorship that seemed a distant impossibility now look slightly more probable, as what was thought impossible became reality.
It’s been just over a year since we started the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s been a rad way to showcase underground amazing artisans, artists and labels from around the world! What keeps it going is the support from the global community, and this weekend we’re stoked to be giving back
“You know Kelsey Schwarz, right?” “No,” I replied. “Who’s that?” “You have to know her,” my friend said. “If you don’t know who she is, you’ve still seen her art.” I turned and looked in her direction, bemused by her response. At the time I didn’t think that it was
Édouard Chimot rose to fame as an artist who captured Paris’ seedy underbelly in the early 1900s. His subjects were the “jeunes et jolies femmes” who lived in Montmartre, the artists’ district. The women he painted were almost all prostitutes and addicts, since paying them for the night was cheaper than
Vergvoktre makes paintings in charcoal that feel like staring into the abyss. It’s as if the most harrowing, bleak black metal you ever heard became so powerful that it created tangible pieces of artwork with its icy, forlorn sounds. Art like this keeps me excited to post on CVLT Nation,