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Johfra Bosschart was a Dutch painter who described his own works as “Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism.” He was the founder of the now defunct Meta-Realist group. I especially want to introduce you to his Zodiac Series, that he painted at his French

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Dehn Sora / 5 visual artists that touched me Hans Bellmer When in high school, I had some art classes in option. My teacher used to give me some pretty enigmatic advices back then. like he knew wich artists will move me, but I had to do the effort to

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As a child raised in a “Christian” home, I was told every Sunday in church that the way to ensure eternal life was to believe in the Bible and Jesus. If I didn’t believe in these things, I was going to end up in Hell, a horrible place full of

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In 1885, the Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi created what would become one of the most influential early pieces of Japanese bondage art, The Lonely House on Adachi Moor. Based on a folktale about an onibaba (demon hag) who killed pregnant women to eat their fetuses, the piece is startling even

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Why do I love art? Because it take my mind to places that I did not know existed. It shows me that there people who are brave enough to be different! I discovered Gustave Adolf Mossa recently, although his artwork was produced before my lifetime. He was on this planet from 1883

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“Who can fathom what has been stored up in only one brain?” wrote the artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. His question could have referred to the enormous collection of photographs, paintings, ceramic vessels, and sculptures of cement and bone that filled his small home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As his varied body

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