View from Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn

View from Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn [1881]: Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood #Cemetery at sunset. Conceived in tones of black and white for reproduction, this watercolor features the Gothic-style entrance arch at center.

Antique Memento Mori Ring Skull

Memento Mori jewelry is the name given to sixteenth through eighteenth-century jewelry that was created as a reminder of the inevitability of death and the need to live piously. Read More >>

A Spirited Collection of Antiquarian Ghost Images

A “Spirited” Collection – Spirit Photography at the American Antiquarian Society This month, when the occult is most heavily sought after in popular culture, we made a small collection accessible which examines death, the afterlife, photography, technology, and (naturally) print culture. AAS’s impressive collection of stereocard views includes a subset categorized as “Ghost” images. This…

Demons in Art – by Michaelangelo, 1487

The Torment of Saint Anthony by Michaelangelo [1487] This is the first known painting by Michelangelo, described by his earliest biographers and believed to have been painted when he was twelve or thirteen years old.
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The Eternal Lovers: art piece by Welderwings

Featured Horror Art of the Day: The artist known as “Welderwings” is among my current favorites. This is modern artist creating beautiful surrealist gothic art. Among their pieces, you’ll find skulls, skeletons, ravens, eyeballs (yes, EYEBALLS!), lots of mixed mediums in a gothic/horror setting. The above is just one example of a recent piece. For…