Archive for the Art Category

Jose Posada

Posted in Art, Death with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by elgrayso

Happy Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!

Johanna Parker’s Halloween Folk Art

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by elgrayso

You can learn more about Johanna’s amazing Halloween themed works (and even find out where to buy some) at her website! I got a reproduction of one of the cats for my parents.

Bill Sienkiewicz

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by elgrayso

Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1919)

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by elgrayso

Harry Clarke’s book “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” contains amazing Poe inspired illustrations from the early 20th century.

Monstrorum Historia

Posted in Art, Science with tags , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by elgrayso

selections from Ulisse Aldrovani’s Monstorum Historia (History of Monsters), 1642

Aeron Alfrey

Posted in Art, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by elgrayso

Aeron Alfrey is a very interesting artist who uses collage and photography to create his hauntingly detailed black and white worlds. His work reminds me of a modern Joel-Peter Witkin using Photoshop as his medium

Daniel Pielucha

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by elgrayso

Justin Bartlett

Posted in Art, Satan with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by elgrayso



Posted in Art with tags , , , on July 30, 2012 by elgrayso

Earlier this month I showed you some sculpture art by Olivier De Sagazan. His sculptures are amazing, however he is probably more known for his performance art.


and a similar performance piece

Olivier De Sagazan

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on July 16, 2012 by elgrayso

HR Giger Bar

Posted in Art, Museums with tags , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by elgrayso

The Giger-Bar which, today, exists in the Swiss city of Chur, was originally planned for New York City. When it became apparent that the budget for the bar envisioned for New York was not going to be enough to allow for the design and construction of the elements which had been planned for it, Giger decided it would be wiser to wait until it could be financed properly.

Fortunately, Thomas Domenig came into Giger’s life at about the same time. Domenig is the number-one architect of Chur. He built about a third of the city. There were plans for a café in his Kalchbuhl-Center, which was already under construction, and Giger had, evidently, shown up at just the right moment. He was able to convince Domenig to change his plans and back the idea of a bar.

The furniture program for the Giger-Bar was significantly expanded by the new designs for a chair, a glass topped table and the bar itself. The establishment’s door is that of Giger’s armoire design, enlarged by one third. The oval mirrors, the wall lamps and the special coat racks were also designed by Giger and carried out with the aid of Giger’s most important team of technical experts, de Fries, Schedler, Ammann, Vaterlaus, Gruber and Brigitte von Kanel.

Construction took, approximately, two years. The bar’s official opening was on February 8, 1992, three days after Giger’s birthday.

It is Giger’s hope that, one day, a Giger-Bar can still be realized in New York City, his favorite amongst all the cities of the world.
[from HR Giger official website]

I wanted to add that in addition to his bars, Giger has made other functional art pieces including guitars, a microphone stand and various pieces of furniture.

[note: also included are photos from the other Giger Bar in Gruyéres, Switzerland]

Jules Germain Cloquet

Posted in Art, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by elgrayso

Jules Germain Cloquet (18 December 1790 – 23 February 1883) was a French physician and surgeon who was born and practiced medicine in Paris. Cloquet was a skilled artist; in his best-known work, Anatomie de l’homme, most of the 1300 illustrations were drawn by him. He was the inventor of several surgical instruments, including an arterial forceps. He also had a keen interest in alternative medical practices such as mesmerism and acupuncture. [from Wikipedia]

Denise Grünstein

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , , on June 4, 2012 by elgrayso

The Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters

Posted in Art with tags , , on May 26, 2012 by elgrayso

Gojin Ishihara (1972)




Kamila Mlynarczyk

Posted in Art, Dolls with tags , , on April 3, 2012 by elgrayso

To see more art by Kamila Mlynarczyk, visit her photostream.


Posted in Animation, Art, Video with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by elgrayso

“Mound” by Allison Schulnik

Daisuke Ichiba

Posted in Art, Death with tags , , on January 28, 2012 by elgrayso

Jacques Gautier d’Agoty

Posted in Art, Science with tags , , , , on January 20, 2012 by elgrayso

Jacques Gautier d’Agoty was a French painter and engraver in the 18th century.

Joe Coleman

Posted in Art, Death, Serial Killers with tags , , , on November 11, 2011 by elgrayso


Altar Demon


Albert Fish

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Divine Comedy


Sexual Fantasy

For more on this artist, read my review of the Joe Coleman documentary, Rest In Pieces: A Portrait of Joe Coleman.




Jim Thorell

Posted in Art with tags , on November 6, 2011 by elgrayso