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

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