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The Fantastic Art of Beksinski is a tremendous art book about Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski, published by Morpheus International in 1998 (even if my version is a reprint of 2008, three years after he died – murdered at 76 years old). Beksinski is a well known artist whose work is

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It’s amazingly refreshing when an artist truly comes from their own place, both in style and subject matter. This can be said for Berlin-based street artist Vermibus, who is well known for his anti-advertising street interventions, having altered bus stop and subway advertising all over Berlin.

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You know those drawings that you can look at from two different perspectives, and what you see first is supposed to say something about your personality? A famous example of what is known as “pictographic ambiguity” is a face where you see both an old lady and a young beauty.

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Every day for forty-three years, Henry Darger would leave his single room apartment at 851 W. Webster Avenue on Chicago’s North Side to attend mass, then head to work as a hospital custodian. He barely spoke to anyone – his only friend had left town years before, and the occasional letter was a poor substitute.

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Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered, what kind of imagination could come up with this creation? When I look at the artwork of Dariusz Zawadzki, this is what comes to my mind.

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So what do I see when I look at a Robert Steven Connet’s paintings? I see mad color, I see a never-ending twisted imagination, I see the macabre, I see beauty, I see a universe where I want to exist. Now it’s your turn to take a trip into the

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There’s nothing that stops me in my tracks like a fucking sick 70’s airbrushed van. Whoever had the idea to use the creepy, windowless side of a Dodge van as a canvas for a gorgeous fantasy scene is a fucking genius! It’s like the van becomes an acid trip into

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It’s the beginning of a new year, so here are some dark paintings by Jeff Simpson to start it off on a dark and creepy path. He mostly does reinterpretations of existing characters, adding to them to emphasize their weirdness. Simpson’s work is an invitation to see the same world

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I was inspired by my John Howe Tolkien art post yesterday to search out some more fantasy art from my favorite novels. Of course, next up had to be artwork inspired by George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The concept art for this series is pretty

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I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched by the vast imaginings of Tolkien in some way. He created a new universe in his literature, one that will continue to capture and fascinate our ancestors as long as the books are in existence. Many people have created inspiring images from

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In a weird way, Juggalos are the new punks. What I mean is that the Juggalo culture – their appearance, their music, their behaviour – is as incomprehensible and offensive to mainstream culture today as punk rockers were in the late 70s and early 80s. As far as I know,

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What is bad art? I’ve seen some shit I think is fucking talentless, and watched bobbleheads put it in the Whitney and pay thousands for it. And then I find someone who makes nothing for their craft but is clearly gifted. So I think it’s pretty hard to define, unless

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