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Frank Frazetta's Fantasy World

Posted by Gary Kane on

One of our favorite Fantasy Artists at Dark Art & Craft is master oil painter Frank Frazetta. Over his long career Frazetta produced detailed art for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and countless others. Frazetta defined the Fantasy and Science-Fiction art genres and at the same time transcended the rather orthodox world of pulp book covers and comic art to make his own name. 

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Zdzisław Beksiński Dystopian Dark Surrealism

Posted by J M on

Zdzisław Beksiński was a master Polish Artist and painter working in the Surreal and Dark Art forms. Beksiński created in what he would often call either a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' style, though strains of a Dark Surrealism could be often seen. In his best-known period, Beksiński created dark images of an ominous post-apocalyptic world. 

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Gustave Doré, The Dark Divine Comedy

Posted by J Meyers on

A prolific and extremely talented wood and steel engraver, illustrator, and sculptor Gustave Doré created macabre Visions. Angels, demons, historical drama and human tragedy filled his detailed etchings. The Paradise Lost illustrations and Dante's Divine Comedy have become so praised that many have become macabre popular culture items in their own right. 

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Bloodlines: The Art & Life of Vincent Castiglia Trailer, Teaser and Review

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

Bloodlines is an incredibly raw, penetrating look at the prolific Vincent Castiglia and his work with the unique medium of blood. We had the opportunity to sit down and take a look at the film last week thanks to Amazon Prime. (Yes, click the link and you too can be transported into the world of viewing pleasure either for rental or purchase of this film.)

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Upcoming Dark Art Event: "The Dark Room" at Glass Rice in San Francisco

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

(Daguerrotype by Borja Guillot, one of the exhibiting artists in "The Dark Room.")  A few months ago, we interviewed Christopher Tandy about his solo show, No Devil Lived On at Glass Rice, a small dark art gallery located in San Francisco. Tonight, they open their next exhibit, "The Dark Room," based on the prose of Edgar Allen Poe.  The space has metamorphosed for the exhibit. Characteristically a bright, white room brimming with natural light, the walls have been painted a dark red crimson. The show is a multi-sensory experience - inviting viewers to explore the room of their own volition...

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