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Traveling the world and seeing how street artists express themselves has always interested me. In some countries, it’s more about political art, and in some it’s more about how visually bugged out they can be. Certain walls I’ve seen always pop up in my imagination because the art on them

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Art means many different things to different people. For me, I love art that makes me think, art that is dangerous, art that is ugly and beautiful at the same time – like the art of Pierre Molinier. He was so before his time that it is  hard to put

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These illuminated medieval manuscripts give us a look into the minds of the monks who created them, and how they viewed sex, demons and hell fire…Get your trip on and peep some medieval porn and demon weirdness!    via Flashbak

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There wasn’t a whole lot of good art coming out of the UK in the nineties. The landscape was dominated by the YBAs – the Young British Artists, mostly graduates of the posh Goldsmiths college, all of them very comfortable with self-promotion and massive quantities of cocaine. Some of the art they

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Deafheaven just announced a new album, and despite being utterly excited about it, it’s not this band nor its music that I’m going to talk about. Next to the tracklist and the album’s name, they released the artwork for their upcoming 3rd LP, and seeing the name of the person

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Don’t put the bag over your head! Being trapped inside of plastic is a fear that many of us have starting in early childhood, when the dangers of plastic bags are impressed on us by society at large. These eight oil paintings by AXEL VOID from his series “Sehnsucht” ask the question,

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Lorenzo Alessandri (1927-2000) was an Italian post-war master of all things surreal and fantastical. He even started a movement combining those two genres, which he entitled “Surfanta.” His work combines a grotesque sexuality and morbid fascination in a way that makes his art riveting. His colors are stunning and vivid,

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I’m a HUGE fan sewing patches on my vest and turning them into battle jackets. Also, I love watching my life partner/wife paint our leather jackets and turn them into pieces of wearable art! I also find enjoyment looking at how other metal heads or punks have taken the time

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Gear is an incredibly important part of a metal lifestyle. Of course, you can be into metal and be all short hair don’t care low key plain tee, but you know your head turns when you see a really sick jacket or vest, one which has clearly had some time

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Retro science fiction is simply the best. Movies like The Forbidden Planet or Metropolis are candy for the eyes, but you know what is also great about those movies? Their promotional posters. And you know what their promotional posters looked like? Old book covers. If you look at early editions

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Everyone dreams, more or less, but few people trust themselves to relate or present  their dreams, because they are inhibited from making public their perverse thoughts.   The words of H.R. Giger ring true to this day, just a couple of days past the one year anniversary of his death.

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If there’s one thing I’ve found most satisfying about CVLT Nation readers is that you share my sick and inappropriate sense of humour. Here’s a comic artist that’s right up our weird, dark alley – Joan Cornellà. His paintings and comic strips depict the darker side of human motivation and

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