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The Dark Symbolic Landscapes of Ferdinand Keller

Posted by J Meyers on

Ferdinand Keller was a German history painter concerned with genre and symbolism. His work is richly textured, atmospheric, and at times masterfully dark. His ode to Swiss symbolist Böcklin "Le Tombeau de Bocklin" shown below is subtle, yet haunting. For a short time, Keller lived in Rome, where he made the acquaintance of Anselm Feuerbach and maintained a joint studio with the artist. Included are some of our favorite works by Keller.

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Friday November 1st: Opening of Obolus at Sphinx & Snakeskin in Philly

Posted by Stephanie Crumley on

  Philly seems to be brimming with exquisite art these days, and this Friday is no exception. On November 1st, Obolus: Original Artwork from Jamie Draven & Heather Gabel is opening at Sphinx & Snakeskin from 5-10PM. The show features the text based and collage pieces of Heather Gabel and the paintings of Jamie Draven.    "OBOLUS, is a reference to Charon’s obol. A coin placed with the dead before burial as payment, or bribe, to the ferryman who conveyed souls across the river that divides the world of the living from the world of the dead. This tradition has...

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Dark Stories by So PineNut

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So PineNut is the name of an elusive Japanese Artist and illustrator residing in Tokyo. His extremely detailed graphite illustrations are based on stories ("The call of life-A dark story about Eden") and have a detached yet organic nature to them. The re-imagining of these fabled stories includes mutilation, human sacrifice, and cannibalism in grotesque fashion.

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Norot: The Dark Work of Robert W. Cook

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Norot is Robert W. Cook, an American occult artist, musician, and architectural draughtsman by trade working in Cork, Ireland. Cook creates detailed ink, blood, and mixed media works that explore the occult, dark, and mythic themes. Heavily detailed and embellished with script and symbol Cook's creations are dark visual depictions. 

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Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach German Painter, Symbolist and Naturalist

Posted by Justin Meyers on

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (Born 1875) was a renowned German painter and radical social reformer. Early on Diefenbach attended the Munich Academy of Art and was deeply inspired by the works of fellow symbolist and Swiss painter Arnold Bocklin. 

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