Seth Siro Anton ("Spyros Antoniou" his real name) is a multitalented Greek artist: member of Septic Flesh (bass, vocals), painter and photographer, internationally famous designer for numerous album covers of Heavy Metal bands, some of them very famous, like Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Kamelot, Rotting Christ, Draconian, etc. His style is dark, sometimes disturbing, horrible, nightmarish, gory and dystopian, based, either in paganistic rituals and magic, or in Freudian subconsious and science fiction. Vist his SITE for more of his work.
Bertrand-Jean Redon, better known as Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist. Redon describes his work as ambiguous and undefinable: "My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined."
Redon's work represent an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche. He himself wanted to "place the visible at the service of the invisible"; thus, although his work seems filled with strange beings and grotesque dichotomies, his aim was to represent pictorially the ghosts of his own mind. A telling source of Redon's inspiration and the forces behind his works can be found in his journal A Soi-même (To Myself). His process was explained best by himself when he said: "I have often, as an exercise and as a sustenance, painted before an object down to the smallest accidents of its visual appearance; but the day left me sad and with an unsatiated thirst. The next day I let the other source run, that of imagination, through the recollection of the forms and I was then reassured and appeased."
The funeral monument called “Eternal Drama” represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death. The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her.
Staglieno owes its popularity and historic value not only to the fame of the great personalities who rest there but, avove all, to its many sculptural and architectural monuments which share the same area creating a variegated harmony. Althought still unfinished, the cemetery was officially inaugurated on January 1, 1851. Giovanni Battista Resasco was entrusted to continue the original project of his master, the architect Carlo Barabino (1768-1835).
The architecture of the cemetery reveals the same Neoclassic style of many representative Genoese buildings of that period, such as the Carlo Felice Theatre and the Palazzo dell'Accademia. The plant of the original nucleus is quadrangular; in the run of the years the cemetery spread up to include the surrounding vegetation, creating a very picturesque fusion with the natural environment.
The artistic languages of over a century, from Neoclassicism to Realism, up to Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and on, are here displayed and they find their interpreters in a school of sculptors whose works are known far beyond the regional and national borders. Nietzsche, Guy de Maupassant, Mark Twain and Elisabeth of Austria (the famous Empress Sissi) are some of the many great historic and literary scholars, travellers, artists and philosophers who were deeply fascinated by Staglieno and left written testimonies of their impressions.
Photographer and Narrator: Carlo Natale. Visit his photoset to see many photos and sculptures from this cemetery.
Grzegorz Kmin is a contemporary Polish artist, born in 1972. Neurophysiologist by profession, artist by choise, as he wrote in his biographic note.He works with photoshop creating a variety of themes, dark and bloody thematology in general. I choose some of his work with psycho-sociological interest, where he combines his profession and his choice very creatively.
He quotes a Polish poet's quote that desrcibes his work quite successfully: "I prefer ungliness, it's closer to blood circulation"Stanislaw Grochowiak.
Mark Riddick was born in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1976 and raised in Northern Virginia. Mark holds a BA degree in Studio Art from Greensboro College, North Carolina. Riddick is a well known gore illustrator and graphic artist for the death metal and black metal music communities. Riddick's work has been published by small underground bands and fanzines and international recording acts on major metal labels alike. His themes are blasphemy, gore, perverted sexuality ans satanism. He played in many extreme Death metal bands and his last solo effort is Fetid Zombie. See more of his extreme work in his site RIDDICKART
Αλλά πάντα από την αποστα- σιοποιημένη ματιά της τέχνης
Εργα τέχνης που απεικονίζουν σκοτεινές πλευρές της ιστορίας και του ανθρώπινου ψυχισμού, όπως ωμή βία, ρατσισμό, κακοποίηση και σφαγές άλλων -ΔΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΝΟΝΤΑΙ!! Πρέπει να αντιμετωπίζουμε πρόσωπο με πρόσωπο την ωμότητα και να πασχίζουμε να την κατανοήσουμε με κριτικό και αποστασιοποιημένο τρόπο, αν θέλουμε να φτιάξουμε έναν καλύτερο κόσμο.
Graphics that depict dark aspects of history—such as violence, intolerance, racism, aggressive nationalism, war and atrocity, abuse of others and of the environment in general—have not been censored. We must confront such harsh images directly—and struggle to critically understand them—if we hope to ever make a better world. ocw.mit.edu