20 of the Creepiest Paintings by Zdzisław Beksiński
Zdzisław Beksiński is well known for his macabre, creepy paintings that depict skeletons, empty deserts, and decay. His style of painting is called ‘Fantastic Realism’, and quite often illustrate disturbing landscapes and deformed figures. As a well-respected figure in contemporary Polish art, Beksiński has now reached internet fame as his unnerving paintings have been distributed across the web. Although his art is considered disturbing and graphic, he says of his work:
I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.
Beksiński often uses dense lines and subdued palettes such as dark browns, yellows and blues in his work. Many of the pieces convey dread and gloom, which is why they are some of the most creepy, yet fantastical and awe-inspiring paintings ever. Have a look and decide for yourself: scary, or hauntingly beautiful?