Art history is fascinating. It gives us an idea of what the past was like – or how artists of the time wanted it to be. Art history can also be, well, TERRIFYING! Here are some famous paintings that are important works but also pretty scary.
Happy Halloween from the art department!
Vincent van Gogh, “Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette,” 1886
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Henry Fuseli, “The Nightmare,” 1781 Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Study after Velazquez´s Portrait of Pope Innocent X
Francisco Goya, “Saturn Devouring His Son,” 1819-1823 Photo Via Wikimedia Commons
Théodore Géricault, “Anatomical Pieces,” 1819 Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Caravaggio, “David with the head of Goliath,” 1606-1607 Photo via Wikimedia Commons
William Blake, “The Ghost of a Flea,” 1819-1820 Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Hans Memling, “Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation,” detail, circa 1485 Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Dante and Virgil in Hell – William-Adolphe Bouguereau Photo via Wikipedia Commons
The Scream is a series of expressionist paintings and prints by Norwegian artist Edward Munch. Photo via Wikipedia Commons
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