Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

• Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

Among the portraits of peaceful and soothing artwork has creepy old paintings, which give viewers more alarming view of the world. These famous paintings of horror coming from the slightly bizarre to totally shocking and abnormal. Can you cope with these unpleasant 10 works of art? Many have tried and many have failed.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

1. Guernica.

One of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it causes to people, especially of any innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status and become a permanent reminder of the cruelty of war.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

2. Dante and Virgil in Hell.

Dante and Virgil in Hell VA Bouguereau was inspired by a short scene from Dante's hell, where Dante, accompanied by Virgil watching the fight between the two damned souls.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

3. necron IV.

This is a frightening creature from the famous artist Hans Rudolf Giger was the inspiration for the film "Alien". Giger suffered from night terrors, and his paintings are in some degree inspired by his experience sleep disorders.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

4. Creek.

Creek - a series of expressionist paintings and the work of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, which shows the painful figure on the background color of the sky. Despite the bizarre appearance Creek was originally inspired by an evening stroll, in which Munch witnessed the "blood-red" of the setting sun, feeling a sense in which nature was screaming.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

5. Gallowgate Lard.

This oil painting of the Scottish author Ken Kerry to be his self-portrait. Kerry specialized in dismal socio-realistic objects and portrayed a bleak urban life of the Scottish working class.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

6. Saturn Devouring His Son.

One of the most famous and disturbing works of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya was actually written on the wall of his home between 1820 and 1823. Saturn Devouring His Son, it was based on the Greek myth of the Titan Hronusov (Romanized Saturn), who feared that he would be overthrown by one of his children. His solution was to have each at their birth.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

7. The Massacre of the Innocents.

It is believed that this intense work of art by Peter Paul Rubens, consisting of two paintings and completed in 1612, was written under the influence of the famous Italian painter Caravaggio.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

8. amputees.

"Amputee" - shocking masterpiece of French painter Theodore Gericault, who used human bones as subjects for his work.

Ten frightening and disturbing works of art

9. Diomedes devoured by his horses.

"Diomedes devoured by his horses" - a watercolor painting by French artist-symbolist Gustave Moreau, depicting the dramatic climax of the 8th Labor of Heracles, who was ordered to seize the four carnivorous horses belonging to King Diomedes. Heracles killed the king in battle and his body fed to horses.

10. A Negro hung alive for the ribs on the gallows.

This terrible image of William Blake reveals slave, suspended from a gallows with a hook through his ribs. The work is based on eyewitness records of the Dutch soldier John. H. Stedman, who personally witnessed the brutality.