As we think of paintings in museums, we remind ourselves of beautiful landscapes and mammoth pictures in palatial buildings. But, art can be challenging in the content and the manner it is presented. When it turns controversial and scary, we altogether avoid keeping it at home. But the fact is that it is worth considering from the standpoint of artists. Here are a few such art works.
William Blake’ watercolor series featuring a red dragon (a personification of Devil) is depicted standing over the 7-headed beast of the sea. In Valezquez drawing of Pope Innocent X, Francis Bacon finds the Pope Innocent X crying aloud. “The death of Marat” by Edvard Munch, “Dante and Virgil in hell” by William Adolphe Bouguereau and other portraits are terrifying even while seeing them.