Polish Artist’s Terrifying Art And His Sad Life Story
Published 9 years ago
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Apocalyptic and dystopian art has been popular since about the 90’s. Few works are darker than those of Zdzisław Beksiński. His creatures are misshaped wretches that might have been human once, his landscapes are painted orange and red by some unseen fires; Eerie monstrosities stride in the mists surrounding foreboding monuments. What does it all mean? Nothing – Beksinski never knew the meaning behind his works and was adamant against any sort of interpretation.
Despite what his work would suggest, Zdzisław Beksiński was considered to be a kind man who possessed a keen sense of humor. He didn’t like painting in silence, so he was always surrounded by classical music (though he didn’t mind rock, either). Beksiński credited music as his inspiration.
His life ended tragically: his son killed himself a year after Beksiński wife had died, and he was eventually stabbed to death over $100.