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The English Dance of Death: Thomas Rowlandson’s Scathing Memento Mori 1814-1816

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The Danse Macabre probably arose in early 15th century Europe as a response to the widespread deaths caused by The Black Death plague. The English Dance of Death by Thomas Rowlandson was released in under-subscribed installments between 1814 and 1816. Continue reading »

Macabre Anatomy and Creepy Dogs: Bizarre Paintings by Dusty Ray

Dusty Ray is an artist from the United States who paints extremely dark paintings in gouache and oil. On the one hand, his works are frightening and make the unprepared viewer feel uncomfortable, but on the other hand, lovers of creepiness and dismemberment will surely enjoy his works. What can I say, each of his paintings begs to be on the cover of some black metal album, so creepy are they. Continue reading »

Faces of Death: Macabre Art by Vladimir Chebakov

Vladimir Chebakov is a Russian artist, based in Prague, who paints a demonic chthon. His images, subtly reminiscent of Beksinski’s work, are so dark and disturbing that it is impossible not to be fascinated by their dark aesthetic. Continue reading »

Love Like Blood: The Superb Macabre And Gothic Artworks Of Abigail Larson

Abigail had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and joining the circus while growing up, and although neither of those ended up working out too well, she has been able to find a more suitable career for herself in the world of illustration. Continue reading »

Macabre Smartphone Cases That Will Make Your Hair Stand

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Artist Morgan Loebel, who previously brought us his weird and creepy jewelry inspired by parts of the human body, returns with a collection of gruesome smartphone cases not for the faint of heart. These realistically morbid covers for your mobile phone comprises bulging eyeballs, razor sharp teeth and raw pink flesh. Loebel also makes some models with eyes that stay fixed on you even when the case is turned at various angles. Continue reading »