Category Archives: #DarkArt

There is Nothing Superficial About the Art of Eric Fischl

American painter, sculptor and print-maker Eric Fischl was born in New York City on March 9, 1948. Fischl grew up in suburban Long Island until his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967. His artistic education began at Phoenix College, … Continue reading

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Oh Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Heart

Above: St. Cecilia as portrayed by Italian artist: Guido Reni Saint Cecilia was a Roman martyr. She is reported to be born Ca. 2nd or 3rd Century A.D., although her dates of birth and martyrdom are unknown. St. Cecilia is … Continue reading

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Coulrophobia – (The Fear of Clowns)

Above street art is by Owen Dippie, (OD) a street artist / graffiti artist / muralist from New Zealand.  You can find out more about Owen Dippie via his website  or follow him on his Blog. The artwork commemorates Heath … Continue reading

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Time to Bask in Tutankhamun’s Golden Mask

The Golden Mask (aka The Gold Death Mask) featured above is an exact replica of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s features, represented in beaten gold inlaid with semi-precious stones. (The life size replica stands 21″ high x 15″ wide at the … Continue reading

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Ghostbikes that Celebrate the Cycle of Life

A “Ghost Bike” aka “Ghost-Cycle” or “White-Cycle”,  is a bicycle set up as a roadside memorial in a place where a cyclist has been killed or severely injured.  Apart from being a memorial, it is usually intended as a reminder to passing motorists to … Continue reading

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You must remember this, a Kiss is just a kiss

Isobel Gloag – “The Kiss of the Enchantress“ c. 1890 This painting depicts a young soldier being trapped by a Lamia. Among the Greeks and Romans, a Lamia was a female demon who devoured children and whose name was used … Continue reading

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Praise for Matilda’s Legacy for Caen

L’Abbaye-aux-Dames (aka Ladies’ Abbey and Abbey of Sainte-Trinité / Holy Trinity) sits in the parish of St. Giles in Caen, Normandy was founded by Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror.  The Abbey  is a former monastery for women and Benedictine nuns, and … Continue reading

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May the ghost be with you!

Halloween aka Hallowe’en is celebrated each year on 31 October.  According to the ancient Celtic calendar, it was observed as the last day of each year, when all witches and warlocks were absent. After the introduction of Christianity, it was … Continue reading

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Hunter: For the Record – We was Rob’d

October 20, 2015 marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Rob Hunter from the legendary MC collective Syllabolix or SBX Crew. Known as Hunter or Huntz, he was an Australian MC rapper and hip hop artist known for writing raps … Continue reading

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When you feel there is no one beside you – Look for a star

“Circus of Horrors” was a 1960 cult British horror film directed by Sidney Hayers.  The movie was the third of the “Sadian Trilogy“, focusing on sadism, cruelty and violence as opposed to the supernatural horror of the Hammer films from … Continue reading

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It’s Gaudi – not gaudy

The Gothic, high art Nouveau, Expressionist and Cubist church,  Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (aka Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), is commonly referred to as  “La Sagrada Família”. It is a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. … Continue reading

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Oranges and Lemons say the Bells of St. Clement’s

St. Clement Danes Church on London’s The Strand in the City of Westminster, was largely untouched by the Great Fire of London in 1666.  The first church on this site was reputedly founded in the 9th century by the Danes, … Continue reading

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Go into the Darklore Manor and see how the just dies

“Along a dark forsaken road, There stands a stark and grim abode – An old manor house looms black and tall To cast a grave and deathly pall – Beyond the ancient wrought iron gate, A thousand nightmares lie in … Continue reading

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The Isle of the Dead is real

The Isle of the Dead contains the remains of buried convicts and penal colonists who occupied the out-posted penal colony at Port Arthur in Tasmania from 1830-1877.  According to legend, banished Irish Convict John Barron, was monarch of all he … Continue reading

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The Rolling English Road…to Kensal Green

Kensal Green Cemetery was the first of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ garden-style cemeteries to be developed in London. Kensal Green consists of a 72-acre cemetery in the west of London, which was consecrated by the Bishop of London, on 24th  January, 1833.  … Continue reading

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