13 truly terrifying works of art

13 truly terrifying works of art

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Art is famous for its beauty, but also ugliness in it enough, even in the works of most famous artists. Not to mention blood, guts, and an existential horror. Thus, we present you 13 creepy pictures!

13 truly terrifying works of art

13 truly terrifying works of art

1. "Figure with meat", Francis bacon (1954). The painting is an allusion to portrait of Pope innocent X of the authorship of Diego velázquez.

13 truly terrifying works of art

2. "Few small tweaks", Frida Kahlo (1935). This painting is based on newspaper news about how a man killed his girlfriend, striking her 20 times with a knife. When he was questioned, he said, "I just pinched her!"

13 truly terrifying works of art

3. "Face of war", Salvador Dali (1940). This is the worst surrealist work of Dali, written immediately after the end of the Spanish civil war.

13 truly terrifying works of art

4. "Saturn devouring his son" Francisco Goya (1819-1823). Based on the Greek myth of the Crone, devouring their children, so they overthrew him (one of them survived and did well, you know Zeus). This is one of the paintings that Goya wrote directly on the walls of his house.

13 truly terrifying works of art

5. "Child with toy grenade", Diane Arbus (1962). Many of the works of Arbus frighten, but it is particularly scary. Diana walked around the child, Colin wood, and captured him at a time when it bothered him. "Do photo!" he shouted.

13 truly terrifying works of art

6. "Judith and Holofernes", by Caravaggio (1598-1599). This scene was painted by many artists, but it seems to us that the painting by Caravaggio is the most terrible.

13 truly terrifying works of art

7. Gustav Klimt (1901). Pay attention to Typhon, the most terrible monster in Greek mythology, and human beings: they embody a sickness, madness, death (left), debauchery, lust and excess (right).

13 truly terrifying works of art

8. "A thousand years", Damien Hirst (1990). Whatever you think of Hirst, he, first, known, and secondly, shockingly, because he is in the list. This is a picture of life cycle: the flies lay their eggs in a severed cow's head, the eggs turn into larvae and die again from a fly swatter.

13 truly terrifying works of art

9. "The Lovers" Rene Magritte (1928). You are with your boyfriend dressed for Halloween and decided that if you don't see anybody, nobody sees.

13 truly terrifying works of art

10. "Untitled #140", Cindy Sherman (1985). Almost all her work is terrible, but it's probably the worst.

13 truly terrifying works of art

11. "Egg", Alfred Kubin (1901-1902). Symbolist Kubin was obsessed with the female body as the body is simultaneously victim and aggressor, and often painted death and pregnancy together.

13 truly terrifying works of art

12. "Suicide," Andy Warhol (1964). In the early 60s, Warhol became interested in all sorts of horrors. This work is from the series "Death and disaster".

13 truly terrifying works of art

13. "Three studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion", Francis bacon (1944). Sorry, again the bacon. From this picture it becomes uncomfortable. Bacon was obsessed with religious motifs and iconography, and planned to portray the scene of the crucifixion entirely. This triptych is his first Mature work.

Keywords: Horror | Art | Paintings | Scary | Emotions

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