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

 


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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

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