More "Pathologic" than "Doom"
August 23, 2010 8:10 PM   Subscribe

A while back, I encountered the work of a painter whose work included striking vistas of Hell. Now I can't remember who it was.

His hallmarks included a limited palette of yellow or browns; landscapes which were more 'ultimately dismal' than 'horrific'; and a general absence of the by-the-numbers unpleasantness of other people who have tackled the subject. The general feeling was of malaise and despair rather than visceral disgust. I seem to remember that he was eastern European, probably early- to mid-Twentieth Century.
posted by sonic meat machine to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Perhaps it was earlier, say Hieronymus Bosch?
posted by Ironmouth at 8:16 PM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


No, it wasn't Bosch; I'm familiar with him, and his Hell is anthropomorphic. The painter I am looking for was essentially a landscape painter, and his landscapes are dismal and monochromatic.
posted by sonic meat machine at 8:22 PM on August 23, 2010


Maybe Beksinski?
posted by lovecrafty at 8:27 PM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


That's him, lovecrafty. Thanks!
posted by sonic meat machine at 8:30 PM on August 23, 2010


Just so you know, Beksinski is discussed in the thread you linked to about Karl Persson.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 11:00 PM on August 23, 2010


Yes, he arose in that thread after I posted my question.
posted by sonic meat machine at 5:07 AM on August 24, 2010


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