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

H/T: Boredpanda

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