Scary Illustrations That Will Haunt Your Dreams
Scary illustrations are a novelty in the world. They’ve been around at least as early as the middle ages. But this Argentina-based artist by the name of Santiago Caruso, who is in his early 30s, has created some really scary illustrations that can easily haunt your dreams if you dwell on them for a while.
His work has been showcased all over the world throughout the years and some of them have appeared in books such as The Folio Society’s illustrated version of Charlotte Brontë‘s 1847 novel Jane Eyre, as well as other publications including several of Shakespeare’s works and Don Quixote.
His scary illustrations also make some black metal album covers, like for the Italian band Selvan, as well as for the Australian death metal band, StarGazer. In a 2014 interview, he said that his work has always been intertwined with music since he’s been practising his skills from an early age. He also give part of the credit as his inspiration to poems by Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft and others.
I try to summon a poetic phantom that supplies a wider vision of the human, contemplating the beautiful, the frightening, the repressed or forgotten in the shadows, the impossible. With this concept of depiction, I try to utilize Gothic symbolism as a crystallized view of the world in many respects.
I combine religion, politics, and commonplace things to reveal another vision of the world with regard to the unconscious, the damned ghosts we’ve buried, and many other aspects of history and philosophy, said Caruso.
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