Posts tagged: macabre
It is a story of a woman, who was so frightened by loneliness that she devoured her son’s life. She ate his body with calm and delight and hunger was even more burning.
You painful, suffering mother — dark and bitter light will soon reach bottom of your eyes.
Finis (The End of All Things), 1887 by Maximilian Pirner
Maximilian Pirner (1854-1924) was a Czech painter. A member of the Vienna Secession and associated with the Czech Secession art movements, Pirner’s usual themes were classical mythology (such as his Medusa (1891) and Hecate (or Hekate) (1901)) and the macabre (such as Sleepwalker (or Girl in Her Nightie Walks on the Window-Ledge) (1878), Daemon Love (1893), and Allegory of Death (1895)). Pirner also completed a number of sketches of female figures, many of them nudes.
Described by one critic as having achieved “mastery of the sinuous line,” Pirner also had his detractors. One contemporary critic, while acknowledging Pirner’s talent, considered him an “over-sophisticated mystic.”
Hans Bellmer’s Doll (1934)