The Awe Inspiring Oil Paintings of Alexandra Manukyan

The Awe Inspiring Oil Paintings of Alexandra Manukyan

Hearkening back to both vanitas and surrealism, Artist Alexandra Manukya uses traditional oil painting techniques to portray characters that appear both damaged and strong.  They may be disfigured or scarred, but they seem to rise above it and wear their scars with pride.  Her paintings are simultaneously dark and beautiful, haunting and hopeful.

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Skull Paintings of Famous Artists by Mimi Ilnitskaya

Skull Paintings of Famous Artists by Mimi Ilnitskaya

Artist Mimi Ilnitskaya of Almaty, Kazakhstan, decided to pay tribute to her favorite (and long since passed on) artists.  These skull homages are the result.  In order of appearance, we have Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci.  This is still a work in progress; she promises more to come!  I(…)

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Russian Folk Skulls from Artist Sasha Vinogradova

Russian Folk Skulls from Artist Sasha Vinogradova

Artist Sasha Vinogradova painted this series of skulls.  Each one is painted to demonstrate a different form of Russian folk painting, including Khokhloma, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen and Gorodets.  The end result is quite striking and perhaps gives us an idea of what Day of the Dead skulls would like like if the holiday originated in Russia(…)

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Karnival X-Treme Playing Cards by Sam Hayles

Karnival X-Treme Playing Cards by Sam Hayles

These limited edition Bicycle Karnival X-Treme playing cards were designed by artist Sam Hayles of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Sam has been doing design work for bands, record labels, Trailer Music companies, DJs, Artists, Magicians and Music Composers since 1999, and this is but one of numerous playing card decks he has designed.  This particular design seems to hearken(…)

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Alabaster Raven Skulls

Alabaster Raven Skulls

Joshua Jones is a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.  His sculptures are worked from wood, metal, and stone, including alabaster, bronze and aluminum.  As evidenced by these examples, he seems to have an affinity for the raven skull.  I find that the alabaster is a perfect choice of(…)

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Sculpture by Hedi Xandt

Sculpture by Hedi Xandt

Never one to shy away from the macabre, artist and graphic designer Hedi Xandt is known in art circles for his beautifully ghoulish sculptural pieces, which often incorporate elements of the human skeleton. His fascination with skulls and the human profile has led to a series of busts reminiscent of classical Hellenic Greek art. Taking inspiration from(…)

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