Creepy art

Creepy art encompasses strange works of art typically focused on the dark facets of life and, to some degree, death. In some instances, creepy art tends to overlap with scary art, which is predominantly meant to expose the innermost, basest instincts and so-called “demons” of the artist for the viewers to feast on.

Creepy art has been around almost throughout art history and these scary artworks range from madly strange, odd, weird and unsettling to borderline deranged and shocking. Typical examples include Medusa (1596-1597) by Caravaggio, The Nightmare (1781) by Henry Fuseli and Electric Chair (1964) by Andy Warhol.

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Wim Delvoye’s stained glass windows – Morbid & spooky

Wim Delvoye – Stained glass Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has always had a proclivity for employing the shock factor in his works. Known and designated as a confrontational and revolutionary artist, his works celebrate the paradox. The artist builds on the Belgian surrealist tradition of combining superficially unrelated components and engaging assorted provoking abstract themes …

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Fazzini’s The Resurrection – The Vatican’s creepy sculpture behind the pope

Ever heard about the ‘demonic’ idol in the Vatican? Well, this refers to the large modern sculpture depicting the resurrection of Jesus, a backdrop work of art behind the stage in Paul VI Audience Hall. The Paul VI Audience Halls draws many conspiracy theories not only due to this sculpture that people swear is …

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Dawoud Bey’s somber Night Coming Tenderly, Black project

Night Coming Tenderly, Black is the work of photographer Dawoud Bey. It consists of large-scale portraits that dive into the literary history as it tries to re-create the practice of the slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. When Bey visited the outskirts of Cleveland in 2017, he realized that the landscape did not primarily …

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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze …

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Diane Arbus’ iconic Twins photo – What is the story behind it?

This iconic photo by Diane Arbus has been described in many different ways: Artistic, freakish, creepy or haunting. The photographer, however, called it differentness in identicalness’. Many people have different takes on this iconic photo and the meaning behind it. The eye of the beholder defines the art and the form that it takes; …

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Gregory Crewdson’s Twilight photos – Eerie & intriguing

About Gregory Crewdson What is Gregory Crewdson known for? Gregory Crewdson’s art can best be described as spooky and unnerving. Often featuring inexplicable and disturbing events, his photographs closely resemble images that you would see in a paranormal feature film. Operating on a grand scale, Gregory relies on help from a large crew to shoot …

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Richard Mosse’s Enclave in Congo – Dreamlike & disturbing

In his work across eastern Congo, Richard Mosse focused on capturing the disturbing images of rebel groups fighting as they move from one place to another. The work displays the devastation brought about by the war, such as massacres, refugees, and systematic sexual violence. The entire journey across the country took four years – …

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