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    Executioner, protect me Kyriakos's Avatar
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    Dark paintings :)

    Personally i am very much fond of dark images, that is images that convey a sense of horror, the macabre, are generally eerie and suggest hidden unlit depths of the human mind

    Here are a few of my favourite such paintings:

    First a couple by Beksinksi (these have no titles)





    Then there is Goya

    The witches' Sabbath



    I only discovered this one lately, but i love it:

    Bruce Segur- Childhood demons



    And finally, an image that can be seen as both depressing but uplifting too, depending on how you interpret it:

    Mihcael Whelan - Leap of faith



    It would be great if you post your own favourites too
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    I love this one



    and this (not sure if it counts as dark, but i get an eerie feeling while looking at it)



    and this



    And most of hieronymous bosch's work (and goya's as well).

    EDIT
    the Beksinksi painting is simply great!
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    Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chance out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'


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    I thought of another Goya immediately. I can't say that I like it, though, but it leaves me always feeling creepy -- Saturn:




    the "Isenheimer Altar", by Matthias Grünewald (this picture shows only a part, the eery one):




    Arnold Böcklin: "Self portrait and the fiddling death"*:




    and "Guernica", by Pablo Picasso:





    @manolia, whom are the pictures from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulim View Post
    @manolia, whom are the pictures from?
    Oops sorry, i forgot to add the names.
    The first is by Goya and i think it is called "time".
    The second is by Waterhouse and it is called "the magic circle".
    As for the third, i honestly don't know (but i like it very much)
    Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chance out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'


    Twin Peaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by manolia View Post
    (...) As for the third, i honestly don't know (but i like it very much)
    I thought it was "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, but it is not exactly the same (the clouds are different, and there are no people in your picture):


    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
    To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
    in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

    Helen Keller

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    Two Henry Fuseli paintings come to mind:

    The Nightmare


    and Mad Kate
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    This one is by Botticelli:



    And this one, the author is unknown:


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    Executioner, protect me Kyriakos's Avatar
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    Very interesting paintings

    Some of Ryden's work, which is not exactly that dark, but bizarre anyway:




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