I mentioned earlier this week that my favorite aspect of Halloween is being frightened. I like to experience the emotional spectrum of a good Halloween scare: Shock, terror and then (when I realize it was all just a prank) relief. Art also has the ability to take you on an emotional roller coaster. Therefore, in honor of Halloween week, we are going to look at some haunting artwork that’s perfect for your home all year round.
For me, abstract art is the epitome of emotion inducing art. Skull, Blackbirds by Lisa Bolin is no exception. It captures the viewer and while the subject matter may be spooky, I find this canvas an utterly absorbing statement piece.
When I look at Ashley Dietrich’s The Byproduct of Unintention I can’t help but immediately think of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. This raven is so tactile it would surely illicit conversation in any home.
Keith Dotson’s Foggy Morning/ White Fence Black Trees is so absolutely ghostly. This photo is so effective, because it gets my thoughts churning, creating stories about the mist, the road and what lies beyond the fence and the trees.