Art On The Web
It’s not often that I go to a Tumblr site and just can’t pull away. However, the well curated site - The Villa of Ormen - did just that, pulled me in for an extended darkly fantastic voyage. If you like otherworldly, surreal, mysterious imagery with haunted overtones, this is the bomb. Bits of words of wisdom, philosophical quotes and symbolism also sprinkle this site, in between the stunningly gorgeous images.
Featured Halloween Artist: Christopher Shy
Shy’s artwork has a dreamlike quality full of gothic loveliness – blurred symbolism and tempered violence with veiled details in a dark, smoky palette.
Heavenly Bodies Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
by Paul Koudounaris
In 1578 a labyrinth of underground burials was discovered in Rome that contained the remains of thousands of individuals assumed to be early Christian martyrs. The bones were disinterred and sent to many Catholic churches and religious houses in German-speaking Europe to replace holy relics that had been destroyed during the Protestant Reformation.
Featured Artist: Santiago Caruso
The vintage macabre of Santiago Caruso is a mix of surreal, dark, symbolist works painted with the nineteenth century’s aesthetic. They are beautiful paintings, haunting and harkening back to the days of yore. An Argentinian artist, Santiago is heavily influenced by literature – his work includes selections from Ambrose Bierce, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Daisaku Ikeda as well as HP Lovecraft.
Eclectix visited the opening reception for the current Halloween and Day of the Dead inspired art show at ACCI Gallery, last Friday night. Titled Hallowed and Haunted it is a delightfully eclectic mix of media and styles, curated by artist Angie Garberina. We’ve picked a few to share, but there are many more wonderful haunting works to peruse in this group exhibition.