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Title: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: KyriakosCH on 28 Feb 2021, 20:05
Maybe such a thread can be of use. I also suppose most of these works are by now in the public domain (can be used in games too) :)

I like expressionism and a subtype of surrealism, so De Chirico, Munch and similar. Here are two paintings, the first by De Chirico, the second by Odilon Redon.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7d/32/b5/7d32b5f0c8e3f1ea5bb8204bfd57777b.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Odilon_Redon_-_The_Monster.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: TheFrighter on 01 Mar 2021, 08:41

I'm not sure if it's what you are loking for, however this is Klemens Brosch's Phantasie

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Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: KyriakosCH on 01 Mar 2021, 12:10
Is this some kind of dragon?
Better than the Little Prince, I suppose  :-D
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Blondbraid on 01 Mar 2021, 18:20
I've always liked the art of Caspar David Friedrich, famous for many paintings of dusk and dawn:
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9b/27/32/9b2732ad0d20746a2fb3b06e2ee23c5c.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: TheFrighter on 07 Mar 2021, 18:32

Ah! C.D. Friedrich was my second pick!  :-D

So, let's continue with Sidney Sime's  Mung and the beast of Mung

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2414/5805753437_2d3501599b_b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: selmiak on 09 Mar 2021, 02:09
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Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Gilbert on 09 Mar 2021, 03:51
It's awesome when you use this guy's paintings as cover art of games (https://www.mobygames.com/game/jaseiken-necromancer/cover-art) (no, not Darkseed).
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Atelier on 14 Mar 2021, 06:17
Great topic guys. I like Friedrich especially.

My favourite painting is Pieter Brueghel's the Triumph of Death:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/The_Triumph_of_Death_by_Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder.jpg)

Came across it unexpectedly in the Prado which was a treat.

I also like Böcklin's The Isle of the Dead:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin_-_Die_Toteninsel_I_%28Basel%2C_Kunstmuseum%29.jpg/1024px-Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin_-_Die_Toteninsel_I_%28Basel%2C_Kunstmuseum%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: KyriakosCH on 15 Mar 2021, 09:09
Giger is good :) Afaik he spraypainted his works (?)

Here is another by him, "Shaft #7":

(http://cursedpoet.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hr_giger_schacht_VII.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Racoon on 15 Mar 2021, 18:19
My favorite artist for eery and dark paintings is Zdzislaw Beksinski. He also seems to have a pretty tragic background story.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_V8siOOzLR80/TJAPoAjWVfI/AAAAAAAAAuM/-USpRXpyVCQ/s400/am_zdzislaw_beksinski095_1976.jpg)
(https://www.ismorbo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/zdzislaw-beksinski-07.jpg)
(https://www.ismorbo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/zdzislaw-beksinski-08.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: KyriakosCH on 15 Mar 2021, 18:45
While I like Beksinski, his style (imo) just isn't distinctive enough to make him a top artist.
A few of his paintings are very cool, regardless.
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Blondbraid on 15 Mar 2021, 21:41
While I like Beksinski, his style (imo) just isn't distinctive enough to make him a top artist.
Really? I thought he had a pretty recognizable style.

Anyway, it's nice to see so many other Friedrich fans here, I might as well post another great painting of his, this one I even used as a base for a MAGS background:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Leipzig%2C_Museum_der_bildenden_K%C3%BCnste%2C_Caspar_David_Friedrich%2C_Friedhof_im_Schnee.JPG)
Though this one here below probably speaks more to me as a Swede!  :P
(https://static.dw.com/image/19025613_403.jpg)
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: Racoon on 16 Mar 2021, 16:05
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Quote from: KyriakosCH on Yesterday at 18:45

    While I like Beksinski, his style (imo) just isn't distinctive enough to make him a top artist.

Really? I thought he had a pretty recognizable style.

I also think his style is recognizable, or at least he has reoccuring themes in his paintings, that show his fingerprint. Like modelling objects out of bones. But I am also not so strict when comes to changing styles since I feel an artist can reinvent him/herself all the time.
Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: TheFrighter on 16 Mar 2021, 17:45

There are many dark-weird paintings of Geliy Mikhailovich Korzhev, I choose this Tiurlikis because I saw it once in black & white and I really thought it was a prerendered 3D graphic!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/5d/c6/ae5dc60466c9e627066c95e82bd5259a.png)

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Title: Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
Post by: KyriakosCH on 16 Mar 2021, 20:33
I was looking for a different painting by Alfred Kubin (the one with the person with the huge head, who really means to enter your room), but this will have to do:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/95/c3/c2/95c3c2937bef322bf8ab301b6cf53e7c.jpg)