Zdzislaw Beksinski
November 13, 2005 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Zdzislaw Beksinski (warning: music) produced some hauntingly beautiful, disturbing works of art: many, many paintings, as well as photographs, drawings, and digital creations. Sadly, he was killed earlier this year.
posted by Gator (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Previously mentioned, but I thought if BeeDogs Redux was acceptable, this might be too.

There is some overlap between the artwork featured on the official site and the other sites, but the guy was incredibly prolific; you'll see things on one site you that didn't see on another.

Also, the ethereal music on the official site is by Zbigniew Preisner, which I'm finding very nice to fall asleep to.
posted by Gator at 1:15 PM on November 13, 2005

I didn't check for overlap, but here are two more galleries. I was looking for one in particular which seems to have vanished.

I have the "Fantastic Art of Beksinski" book and it's amazing to see outside of the monitor.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:41 PM on November 13, 2005

Ooooooo, that is goin' on my wishlist. Too bad it's not very big.

This stuff is like the unholy love child of Magritte and Giger, conceived while they were listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall.
posted by Gator at 2:05 PM on November 13, 2005

Awesome stuff here. And a good flash interface, too.
posted by pmbuko at 2:08 PM on November 13, 2005

Zdzislaw Beksinski (warning: music) produced some hauntingly beautiful, disturbing works of art

not to mention all of my desktop wallpaper for the past few years. It's upsetting to me how much hype Giger gets while Beksinski remains in obscurity. This, this, and this in particular are favorites.

Unfortunately I've managed to spend hours of time fruitlessly hunting for a website where I can buy reprints/posters/basically anything I can hang on the wall by Beksinski. Nada.
posted by Ryvar at 2:09 PM on November 13, 2005

like this, Ryvar? (the link to it on the site's main page is faulty)
posted by NorthernSky at 2:17 PM on November 13, 2005

I also found this page by digging around on the Belvedere Gallery's site, Ryvar. Might be worth giving them a call, just to see if they have any left.
posted by Gator at 2:27 PM on November 13, 2005

Thanks, both of you. I'd seen NorthernSky's link, but I should've specified it was really the colored paintings I was after, 'basically anything' was an overstatement. Gator's link is dead on the money.
posted by Ryvar at 2:51 PM on November 13, 2005

Glad you found what you're looking for, Ryvar. And thanks Gator for the links, I've never seen this artist before and am falling in deep Like with his work.
posted by NorthernSky at 2:56 PM on November 13, 2005

He himself shunned art, almost never visiting museums or exhibitions.

quite right.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:06 PM on November 13, 2005

Cool, Ryvar. Let us know if it bears fruit.
posted by Gator at 4:00 PM on November 13, 2005

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