20 ‘Nightmare Paintings’ By Artist Zdzisław Beksiński That Won’t Let You Sleep Tonight!

“I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams.”

Not so sure about dreams, but Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński’s paintings certainly give a dystopian feel of a post-apocalyptic world. The artist, who passed away in the year 2005, has left behind a plethora of his work that brings out people’s scariest nightmares alive on canvas. Take a look at this selection of his work that he interestingly called, ‘dream photography’.

1. The beast and its master, walking a silent path


2. Tangled ordain


3. The universe of manipulation


4. The cross of carcases


5. Pillars of doom


6. A grim childhood


7. Mingled till eternity


8. Torment of life


9. The deserted mansion


10. The paradise of hell


11. Mirror of truth



12. Bleeding the heart out


13. Silenced and forgotten


14. Death from above


15. A dreaded invite


16. Ghost town


17. Ghostrider 


18. The struggle of survival


19. From the mouth of doom


20. Sight of termination

Feeling anxious yet?

Pictures from: Dark Art – Zdzisław Beksiński

H/T: Boredpanda

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