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Marco di Gioia’s Black and White Photographs

Note: Contains nudity. It is like we’re looking at the hand of Michelangelo’s “David.” Marco di Gioia’s simple yet unsettling photo shown above is beautifully composed. Some of his images seem like they were dipped in Peter Witkin’s sepia and grain bucket. Free of props, Gioia takes pictures of the human body, naked and in […]

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The Forest of Darkness: The Art of Candice Tripp

Candice Tripp titles her art pieces like she was writing a screenplay: 1) “They said to wait here and they’d be right back.” 2) “And when she paused to listen, the footsteps stopped.” These are the titles of two paintings of innocent damsels lost in grim forests. Her other folkloric illustrations in black-and-blue tones are […]

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Don’t Speak: Witty Portraits by Thibault Delhom

Note: Contains nudity. Thibault Delhom finds interesting ways to infuse his portraits with a creative edge, whether it’s by digitally adding lines and graphics or by using surreal props like an anatomically correct hand. The colour scheme is made up of predominately darker tonalities and he achieves a high level of contrast which is great to […]

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10 Skull Artworks Depicting Death and Memento Mori

Skulls remind us of what strangeness exists just beneath the armour of flesh. They are also pure emblems of death. In art “Memento mori” pieces symbolize our morality and death’s relationship to life. “Memento mori” translates from the Latin as “remember to die.” American illustrator, Charles Allan Gilbert (1883 – 1929), produced an acclaimed set […]

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Kim Sangduck’s Dark Painting Studies of the Body

Korean visual artist Kim Sangduck paints dark visions of the mind, ones that manifests itself in distortions of the body. This mood can be seen in many of his canvases, such as where his subject’s head is engulfed in thick paint strokes, resembling bloody tubes or intestines, and in his paintings of two haunting spectres […]

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Samurais and Superheroes: The Dark Art of Kavan the Kid

If you remember these creepy pics by Kavan the Kid, you’ll be excited to know: he’s released a new series with samurais and superheroes. The Mountain and the Viper (hint: Game of Thrones) are seen battling it out, a Samurai fully painted in Kill-Bill-yellow-and-black is present in a number of dramatic scenes, and it is […]

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An Analysis of Art & Design in the Films of Tim Burton

Tim Burton is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. He started out as an animator at Disney and directed well-received short films such as “Vincent” (1982) and “Frankenweenie” (1984), before making the leap into feature-length movies. He made his big screen debut in 1985 with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” From that, Burton has built a remarkable […]

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The Dark Side of Beauty: Photographs by Bill Henson

Note: Contains nudity. Contemporary Australian snapper Bill Henson shoots mysterious and bewitchingly beautiful portraits. The lighting and compositions are always a little different and you find yourself getting lost in the mysterious imagery that he creates. These are black visions of the nude form, the dark side of erotic. Images © Bill Henson Via Juxtapoz

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The Dark Imaginary World of Ruben Ireland

Sitting firmly within a dark world of fairytales is the work of London illustrator Ruben Ireland. Gothic maidens are his favourite subjects and these women are drawn in the context of black beasts, skulls and haunted phantoms. It is a world realised in black and white, with the odd splash of colour. The graphic finish to his illustrations […]

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Biomechanical Tattoos by Stepan Negur

The tattoo shown above is a magnificent composition of biomechanical art. Just like tattooer Mike Cole who is inspired by the late H. R. Giger (known for artistic creations of human-machine hybrids), Stepan Negur is also inspired by Giger’s work as you can see in some of these tattoos. Negur’s signature style includes the use […]