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KyriakosCH

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Dark-themed paintings you like
« 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.



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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #1 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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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #2 on: 01 Mar 2021, 12:10 »
Is this some kind of dragon?
Better than the Little Prince, I suppose  :-D
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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #3 on: 01 Mar 2021, 18:20 »
I've always liked the art of Caspar David Friedrich, famous for many paintings of dusk and dawn:


Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #4 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



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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #5 on: 09 Mar 2021, 02:09 »




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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #6 on: 09 Mar 2021, 03:51 »
It's awesome when you use this guy's paintings as cover art of games (no, not Darkseed).

Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #7 on: 14 Mar 2021, 06:17 »
Great topic guys. I like Friedrich especially.

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



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

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


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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #8 on: 15 Mar 2021, 09:09 »
Giger is good :) Afaik he spraypainted his works (?)

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

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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #9 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.




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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #11 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:

Though this one here below probably speaks more to me as a Swede!  :P


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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #12 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.

Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #13 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!



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Re: Dark-themed paintings you like
« Reply #14 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:

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