Our TOp 14

Creepy Paintings

introduction to scary artwork

Scary artists have represented the horrific in artworks throughout time, examining topics such as mortality, brutality, and the otherworldly. Scary artwork was used in Medieval Europe to probe the consequences of diseases such as the plague, spanning from the otherworldly to the commonplace.


Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation (c. 1485) Hans Memling


The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505) Hieronymus Bosch


The Triumph of Death  (1562) Pieter Bruegel the Elder


The Flaying of Marsyas  (1576) Titian


Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez (1595) Lavinia Fontana


Massacre of the Innocents (1611) Peter Paul Rubens


The Nightmare  (1781) Henry Fuseli


The Severed Heads  (1810) Théodore Géricault


Saturn Devouring His Son (1823) Francisco de Goya


Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter (1844) Utagawa Kuniyoshi


Dante and Virgil (1850)  William-Adolphe Bouguereau


Aurora Triumphans  (1876)  Evelyn de Morgan


Pyramid of Skulls  (1901) Paul Cézanne


The Death of Marat II  (1907) Edvard Munch