Maxime Taccardi Artworks

Taccardi’s art is disturbing and fascinating, beautiful and ugly at the same time.
The “french-born” artist is using parchment, ink and his own blood to express what is on his mind.
“I started to create my ‘visions’ in university because I had more time to draw and let my imagery emerge from my mind.” – Maxime Taccardi.

Taccardi always loved to draw creatures, gore, monsters – even his master’s thesis was about the monstrosity, he sais. He tries to give sense to everything and to see the image in a metaphoric way. Most of his ideas were born in his dreams, so the metaphor ain’t abstruse.

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"I Didn't Chose Darkness... Darkness Chosen Me..."

“I like the art of symbolism behind a trivial representation; you can give a hidden sense with the association of different elements. My art is dark because life is dark, it can sound a little bit cliché but people would not be able to be in search of light if they didn’t know what darkness represents. There is no happiness without sadness, no love without hate.” – Maxime Taccardi

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“Did you ever contemplate the darkness?”
“This is a self portrait, you can see me on the upper right, it’s called “Did you ever contemplate the darkness?” The eye in the midle symbolise some kind of a vortex, a dark divinity, it was done at a time where i was really dark, i had these strange dreams in which i was leaving my body, And i had some strange visions too. My parents are dead (last year for my father and 3 years ago for my mother) and i think i felt their presence, and some others. The kid in this drawing is holding flowers and a skull, it’s the representation of the mourning etc… I wrote a poem in french for this one:

Un deuil trop lourd à porter;
Un voile sombre et opaque en guise de prière avortée.
L’œil vif, inique, celui de l’accusateur;
Comme un venin acide, il a volé ton cœur.
Il te berce au sein d’un caveau putride;
Et joue avec tes sens comme cette immonde catin avec ta bite.
La mort rôde, branlante et décharnée;
Aussi grotesque que ce qui fut autrefois scellé.
Le deuil est tel une lame enfouie en plein cœur…
Rejeton de la haine, reflet de la douleur.
Des lambeaux de chair s’amoncèlent en un curieux puzzle;
Énigme de mon âme, au final on demeure toujours seul.
“Cachinus Auditur Diaboli”
Ma vie aurait dû être un empire,
Au lieu de ça, crasse, ténèbres et tristes soupirs…”

Visit Maxime Taccardi Artworks on facebook. There is also a new shortfilm, you can watch on youtube.

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Christopher Fisher Oil Paintings

Christopher Fischer is a painter and a concept artist from New York, who has worked for 2D Animated Televisions Shows and Games since 2007.

I just want to show you some excerpts of his very special Oil Paintings that basically caught my attention.
He draws beautiful landscapes and portraits but also approaches to themes like Medicine and the Human Anatomy or Surgery.
I find this very fascinating, because it reminds me of late 16th century realism, like The Anatomy Lesson-Series or Leonardo da Vinci studies in general. The fascination for the human body and its anatomy. It is macabre and beautiful at the same time.

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Visit www.coroflot.com/theartofchrisfisher

The saturine paintings by Mariusz Lewandowski

Mariusz Lewandowski was born in 1931 in Działdowo, Poland. In 1975, he painted his first oil painting.

Lewandowski’s paintings are sated by an apocalyptic mood, accentuated by the wide, dusty and simply emptied landscape he creates.

The main subject of the paintings are desolated sinking ships, wild sea and sometimes galactic and divine characters.

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sz Lewandowski “Way Through Hell“Pain”

“The Wall”

“Noahs Ark”

“A Battle”

“A Night Wanderer”

www.mariuszlewandowski.pl

Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin

Denis Forkas Kostromitin was born in 1977 in Kamyshin, Russia.

He has been privately teaching painting and drawing since 2007 and has participated in various local and international exhibits. Forkas’s paintings and drawings have been featured in many international music releases as album covers.

The artist currently lives and works in Moscow.

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A Vision of ABRAXAS

Sleeping Head

The Wendigo’s Head

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Read an interesting Bio about his life and visit his facebook page.

Photographs by Francesca Woodman (1958–1981)

Francesca Woodman was born April 3, 1958, in Denver, Colorado, to well-known artists George Woodman and Betty Woodman.
Woodman used different cameras and film formats during her career, but most of her photographs were taken with medium format cameras producing square negatives.
Woodman created at least 10,000 negatives, which her parents now keep.
She also created videotapes related to her photographs in which she “methodically whitewashes her own naked body, for instance, or compares her torso to images of classical statuary.”
The only artist’s book containing Woodman’s photographs that was published during her lifetime was Some Disordered Interior Geometries. Released in January 1981 shortly before Woodman’s death.

“During her short but fruitful life, Francesca Woodman created at least 10,000 negatives; subjects featuring herself and female models. Many of her photographs show young women who are nude, who are blurred (due to movement and long exposure times), who are merging with their surroundings, or whose faces are obscured. The Woodman estate consists of over 800 prints, of which only around 120 images had been published.”

“In late 1980, Woodman became depressed due to her work and to a broken relationship. She survived a suicide attempt, after which she lived with her parents in Manhattan.On January 19, 1981, she committed suicide by jumping out a loft window in New York. She was 22.”

(Via The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque)