Painting

Yōkai: Supernatural Japanese Monster Art

via Lazerhorse Yōkai are a group of supernatural Japanese monsters, kind of similar to our notion of ghosts. The kanji (or symbol) that describes the Yōkai is made up of two other symbols meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “apparition; mystery;

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CVLT Nation Interviews: Artist Vincent Castiglia

For those who are  unfamiliar with the sanguine-soaked artwork of Vincent Castiglia, now is your time to take note and hold your breath before delving in. Over the course of his highly respected career, he has explored the space we

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Evil Woman
Witches of the 18th and 19th centuries

It’s past Halloween, but every day is Halloween at CVLT Nation. So today I wanted to put together some of the most inspiring imagery of the almighty witch from the past few centuries. A witch is a woman who is

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CVLT Nation Interviews: Artist David Van Gough

It was by pure accident really that I stumbled upon San Diego artist David Van Gough. While nursing a hangover at home one day with my girlfriend and perusing   Netflix, we came across the documentary “Serial Killer Culture”, which features

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Ink in his veins…
RS Gráfiko

Ricardo Sánchez, aka RS Gráfiko, hails from Puerto Rico, and I’ve been following his Instagram (@rsgrafiko) for some time. This multi-talented artist is prolific in his offerings, presenting some of the most detailed and precise illustration work I’ve seen, as well

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Soul Collector…
The Ultimate Fantasy Art Gallery

I’ve been a fan of fantasy literature since I can remember, and one thing that’s drawn me to books (for better or for worse) is the cover artwork. A well-crafted painting can set the tone for a story, and create

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Triumph of Death
Bubonic Plague Art

In the mid-1300s, approximately one quarter of the world’s population succumbed to the Black Death; 30-60% of Europe’s population lost their lives in a painful mess of black buboes and vomited blood.1 This devastation was captured in manuscripts, paintings and

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Overflowing with Wonder and Terror…
Lovecraft Bar in NYC

Have you ever wanted to travel to a place that is “overflowing with wonder and terror”? At 50 Avenue B in Manhattan, Lovecraft Bar has opened a portal to the fantastic depths where Cthulhu reigns, a darkly lit place of

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The greatest American artists that straddle sex

via Dazed Digital The United States of America has been home to many significant and influential movements over time: the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and not forgetting the sexual revolution. So even while Europe has been the

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RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate”

RICHARD LAILLIER “Shadows have the light that doesn’t know how to illuminate” Dark, grotesque and French. There is something about those guys that make them the carriers of deep self-analysis that has an inbred philosophical view of the world wrapped

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