...and I would like to pay homage to some twisted minds who produced creepy paintings in their time. These were done when there were no computer graphics or horror movies, nothing but stories and imagination to create the image.....because the probability of these images being popular was nil!
|Witches Sabbath- Goya, 1798|
|The Nightmare- Henry Fusell -1781|
|The Magic Circle - John William Waterhouse- 1886|
|Saturn Devouring his Son - Goya , 1819-1823|
|Saturn Devouring His Son - Ruebens -1636|
This was one earlier version of the subject matter, done by Peter Paul Rubens. Scholars have debated which painting is scarier for years. This version seems to depict a calculating Saturn, determined to destroy the child, whereas Goya's seemed to depict a madness setting in. I don't know which one is scarier, the psychotic behavior of a mad killer, or the calm purposeful;l behavior of a murderer.
|Christopher Carrion Rising - Clive Barker , 2002|
This was done for a series of stories called ABARAT, and yes its first book is available in the Port of Spain Library. Go check it out. Barker wrote the story and did all the paintings and characters for this four book series.
...and for those who would like a daily dose of this type of subject matter, then check out this blog