Persian Demons from a Book of Magic and Astrology (1921)

Weird Persian Demons 🔥 While perusing Public Domain Review, I came across this post chock-full of trippy demon illustrations! Some are rather amusing, to say the least: “These watercolours come from a bound manuscript written by a rammal — or soothsayer — in Isfahan, Iran.” Not all of the 56 painted illustrations in the manuscript…

Late 19th Century Memento Mori Marble Skull

Haunting the Dusty Shelves with Wickedmama 💀 Auction Edition It’s no surprise to some of you that I love to haunt the bookstores, antique stores, auctions and any dusty old roadside place where I might find something interesting! During the pandemic, I started following auctions on the Liveauctioneers site, mostly just window-shopping and mentally curating…

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.
#Art #Horror #Demons

See More >>

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…