Monday, May 13, 2013

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Awesome Artists: Zdzisław Beksiński

Get ready for some tragedy.
         Beksinsky is a Polish painter and photographer, and damn, did he have a hard time. Having been born, he spent all of his youth in the midst of war, and he began painting fantastic realism in his first phase of art. His second phase was more abstract. 

Well, I mean, that's a nice tone right there. Avant-garde gothic?
         What makes him so special, though? Well, first of all, it seemed his family had a curse, as everybody died early due to sickness or suicide. He was eventually killed with 17 knife wounds. At first he painted decaying models and people in sexual positions, but then, his art took an even darker turn. He began painting corpses and his vision of hell, using his own nightmares as an inspiration.  

That's... dark...
None of his paintings were ever named. 

Oh...
Beksinski hated his paintings.

So he was troubled.