1.  The Death of Julius Caesar, detail,  1798, oil on canvas by Vincenzo Camuccini, Italian, 1771-1844. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
   A conspiracy of 60 Roman senators were responsible for Caesar’s assassination. Some were watching as they prepared to stab him while one had to turn away.
   Camuccini was from a family of artists and this was his first major independent work. He drew techniques and painting style from studying Michelangelo and Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican.

     The Death of Julius Caesar, detail,  1798, oil on canvas by Vincenzo Camuccini, Italian, 1771-1844. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.

       A conspiracy of 60 Roman senators were responsible for Caesar’s assassination. Some were watching as they prepared to stab him while one had to turn away.

       Camuccini was from a family of artists and this was his first major independent work. He drew techniques and painting style from studying Michelangelo and Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican.

  2.  The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone or The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus and Prays for the Successful Conclusion of His Operation as Was the Custom of the Ancient Cyemical Astrologers, 1771, oil on canvas by Joseph Wright, British, 1734-1797.
  Wright was a landscape and portrait painter in Derby, England, and the first professional artist to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. He also is notable for his use of chiaroscuro.
  This painting is in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, England.

     The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone or The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus and Prays for the Successful Conclusion of His Operation as Was the Custom of the Ancient Cyemical Astrologers, 1771, oil on canvas by Joseph Wright, British, 1734-1797.

      Wright was a landscape and portrait painter in Derby, England, and the first professional artist to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. He also is notable for his use of chiaroscuro.

      This painting is in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, England.

  3.  St. Nicholas Saves Three Innocents from Death, 1888, oil on canvas by Ilya Repin, 1844-1930, Russian realism artist. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  Repin was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century. He is compared to Leo Tolstoy in literature, and was the first Russian painter to receive European acclaim using exclusively Russian subjects for his art. 

     St. Nicholas Saves Three Innocents from Death, 1888, oil on canvas by Ilya Repin, 1844-1930, Russian realism artist. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

      Repin was the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century. He is compared to Leo Tolstoy in literature, and was the first Russian painter to receive European acclaim using exclusively Russian subjects for his art. 

  4.  Winter, The Deluge, 1660-64, oil on canvas by Nicholas Poussin, French, 1594-1665. Musée du Louvre, Paris.
  Poussin was the leader of pictoral classicism in the Baroque period. His subjects were Biblical scenes and Greco-Roman antiquity. He influenced French artists such as Paul Cézanne and Jacques Louis David.

     Winter, The Deluge, 1660-64, oil on canvas by Nicholas Poussin, French, 1594-1665. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

      Poussin was the leader of pictoral classicism in the Baroque period. His subjects were Biblical scenes and Greco-Roman antiquity. He influenced French artists such as Paul Cézanne and Jacques Louis David.

  5.  Refusal of the Confession, 1879, oil on canvas by Ilya Repin, Russian, 1844-1930.  Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
  Many Russian prisoners were jailed for political beliefs and innocent of any real crime. Therefore, they had no confessions to make.
  Repin was a realism artist and the most renowned Russian painter of the 19th century. He was to art what Leo Tolstoy was to Russian literature.

     Refusal of the Confession, 1879, oil on canvas by Ilya Repin, Russian, 1844-1930.  Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

      Many Russian prisoners were jailed for political beliefs and innocent of any real crime. Therefore, they had no confessions to make.

      Repin was a realism artist and the most renowned Russian painter of the 19th century. He was to art what Leo Tolstoy was to Russian literature.

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Death of William Rufus, lithograph by Alphonse de Neuville, 

(Note: William II, King of England, 1087-1100, was likely  assassinated with an arrow through his lung by his own men while on a hunting trip near Brockenhurst, England.
  De Neuville, a French academic painter, 1835-1885, revisits this history. — shades and shadows) 

    mediumaevum:

    Death of William Rufus, lithograph by Alphonse de Neuville

    (Note: William II, King of England, 1087-1100, was likely  assassinated with an arrow through his lung by his own men while on a hunting trip near Brockenhurst, England.

      De Neuville, a French academic painter, 1835-1885, revisits this history. — shades and shadows

    (via catonhottinroof)

  7.  Zonnebeck, oil on canvas, 1918, by William Orpen, Irish, 1878-1931.  Tate Britain.
 Zonnebeck, an area in the Belgian province of West Flanders, was destroyed in World War I and remained abandoned until the early 1920’s.
  Orpen was an official World War I war artist who also painted portraits and interiors. 

     Zonnebeck, oil on canvas, 1918, by William Orpen, Irish, 1878-1931.  Tate Britain.

     Zonnebeck, an area in the Belgian province of West Flanders, was destroyed in World War I and remained abandoned until the early 1920’s.

      Orpen was an official World War I war artist who also painted portraits and interiors. 

  8.  Sentence of Death, 1908,  oil on canvas by John Maler Collier, British, 1850-1934. Wolverhampton Arts Gallery, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.
  A man sits in stunned silence with his doctor as he hears he has a fatal illness. Unknown whether or not the canvas was damaged or if the blurring of the figure indicates the already partial death of the patient.
 This painting, while popular and successful, represented one of what was called “problem” works. Some critics dismissed it as too much like the style of advertisements at the time.

     Sentence of Death, 1908,  oil on canvas by John Maler Collier, British, 1850-1934. Wolverhampton Arts Gallery, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.

      A man sits in stunned silence with his doctor as he hears he has a fatal illness. Unknown whether or not the canvas was damaged or if the blurring of the figure indicates the already partial death of the patient.

     This painting, while popular and successful, represented one of what was called “problem” works. Some critics dismissed it as too much like the style of advertisements at the time.

  9.  Witchcraft at Salem Village, engraving, 1876. Illustrated figure before the bench is believed to be Mary Walcott.
 Published in the Settlement of America  from Florida in 1510 to California in 1849, Boston, Samuel Walker and Company. 

     Witchcraft at Salem Village, engraving, 1876. Illustrated figure before the bench is believed to be Mary Walcott.

     Published in the Settlement of America  from Florida in 1510 to California in 1849, Boston, Samuel Walker and Company. 

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  savateuse, howcouldyoupossiblyhate, popeinthebox, okutsuki and cynaideandcoffee. 
  Rendezvous in the Place de la Concorde oil on canvas by Jean Béraud, Russian-born French artist, 1849-1935.

     The shadesandshadows Hansom Cab stops for new followers.  Don’t worry about space as more cabs have been ordered for your comfort. 

      It will be a long journey because we are headed from France to America. Not only that, we will travel back in time.

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      endlessblackdays, satan-lovz-you, power-of-darkness, nisakuv, goszja, seasons-in-hell, jade-vine, stingray62, blackandwhiteon, stressedandanxious, grumpyhazza, bleuroses, sufficiently-advanced-technology, viciousmari, lez-get-high, adeerhunter, abendgeist, maui-wowee, 2inthepink1inthestink, solar-aesthetics, beautyinbleakness, iammcmxc, tsukasa-taoism.

      savateuse, howcouldyoupossiblyhate, popeinthebox, okutsuki and cynaideandcoffee

      Rendezvous in the Place de la Concorde oil on canvas by Jean Béraud, Russian-born French artist, 1849-1935.

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Many classical writers and artists explored misty shades and shadows of the supernatural. Others chronicled myths and legends.
This is a collection of writers and artists who illustrated these dark themes.

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AUTHORS AND ARTISTS:
· Adolf Hiremy Hirschl
· Adolph von Menzel
· Adriaen Brouwer
· Adriaen van de Venne
· Albert Ludovici
· Albert Welti
· Albrecht Durer
· Alessandro Magnasco
· Alexander Litovchenko
· Alexander Nasmyth
· Alexander Ver Huell
· Alexandre Cabanel
· 
Alexandre Colin
· Alfred Elmore
· Alfred Stevens
· Allegory
· Alphonse de Neuville
· Anders Zorn
· Angelica Kauffmann
· Anonymous
· Antoine Wiertz
· Anton Pieck
· Arnold Bocklin
· Artur Grottger
· Arthur Hacker
· Arthur Hughes
· Arthur Rackham
· August Bromse
· Auguste Raffet
· Augustus Leopold Egg
· Augustus Mulready
· Austin Osman Spare
· Benigne Gagneraux
· 
Biblical Themes
· Book Covers
· Book of Hours
· Bram Stoker
· Briton Riviere
· Camille Corot
· Caravaggio
· Carl Herpfer
· Carlos Schwabe
· Caspar David Friedrich
· Cemetery Sculptures
· Charles Deas
· Charles Dickens
· Charles Doyle
· Charles Landseer
· Charlotte Bronte
· Charon
·  Claudius Jacquand
· Consolation
· Crypts
· Dance of Death
· Daniel Maclise
· Dante Rossetti
· David Teniers the Younger
· Divine Comedy
· Domenico Feti
· Dreams
· Druids
· Edgar Allan Poe
· Edmund Blair Leighton
· Edmund Dulac
· Edouard Cibot
· Edouard Manet
· Edouard Rosset Granger
· Edvard Munch
· Edward Bulwer Lytton
· Edward Burne Jones
· Edward Gorey
· Edward Matthew Ward
· Edwin Landseer
· Egbert van der Poel
· Egyptian Themes
· Elihu Vedder
· Emanuel Leutze
· Emily Bronte
· Ernst Ferdinand Oehme
· Erskine Nicol
· Eugene Delacroix
· Eugene Grasset
· Evelyn de Morgan
· Executions
· Fear
· Ferdinand Waldmuller
· F.H. Townsend
· Fire
· Firs Zhuravlev
· Folklore
· Francesco Guardi
· Francis Danby
· Francisco deZurburan
· Francisco Goya
· Francois Biard
· Frank Dicksee
· Frank Holl
· Frederic George Cotman
· Frederick Coffay Yohn
· Frederick Lord Leighton
· Frederick Walker
· Gabriel Max
· Gaston Leroux
· George Bernard O'Neill
· George DuMaurier
· George Elgar Hicks
· George Frederick Watts
· Georges de Latour
· Ghosts
· Girodet Trioson
· 
Giovanni Baglione
· Gustave Courbet
· Gustave Courtois
· Gustave Dore
· Hans Baldung Grien
· Hans Holbein the Younger
· Hansom cab
· Harper's Weekly
· Harrison Ainsworth
· Haunted Places
· Heinrich Burkel
· Henri Latour
· Henri Regnault
· Henry Courtney Selous
· Henry Fuseli
· Henry James
· Herbert Dicksee
· Herbert Draper
· Hieronymous Bosch
· Horace Vernet
· Howard Pyle
· Hughes Merle
· Hugo Simberg
· Ilya Repin
· Image
· Ireland
· Isle of the Dead
· Ivan Aivazovsky
· Jack the Ripper
· Jacques Callot
· Jakub Schikaneder
· James Tissot
· James William Carling
· Jan Beerstraten
· Jan Brueghel
· Jan Steen
· Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
· Jean Baptiste Corot
· Jean Beraud
· Jean Francois Millet
· Jean Gericault
· Jean Leon Gerome
· Jean Paul Laurens
· Johan Malmstrom
· Johann Von Goethe
· John Atkinson Grimshaw
· John Baptist de Medina
· John Buchan
· John Collier
· John Downman
· John Martin
· John Edmund Buckley
· John Everett Millais
· John Milton
· John Singleton Copley
· John William Waterhouse
· Joseph Farquharson
· Joseph M.W. Turner
· Joseph Sattler
· Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
· Juan de Valdes Leal
· Karl Blechen
· Karl Briullov
· Karl Diefenbach
· Klavdy Lebedev
· Konstantin Flavitsky
· Konstantin Makovsky
· Laszlo Mednyanszky
· Lee Brown Coye
· Legends
· Lenore
· Leon Bonnat
· Leon Wyczolkowski
· Leonardo da Vinci
· Louisa May Alcott
· Louis Boulanger
· Louis Gallait
· Louis Janmot
· Louis Leopold Boilly
· Lucas Cranach
· Lucas van Leyden
· Lucas van Uden
· Lucien Levy Dhurmer
· Luis Ricardo Falero
· McGuffey's Readers
· Magic
· Mary Roberts Rinehart
· Matthew Gregory Lewis
· Matthias Stomer
· Maximilian Pirner
· Max Klinger
· Michelangelo
· Mihaly Zichy
· Modest Mussorgsky
· Mourning
· Murder
· Mysteries
· Mystics
· Myths
· Nathaniel Hawthorne
· Nicolaes Berchem
· Nicholas Poussin
· Oddities
· Odilon Redon
· Operas
· Oscar Wilde
· Paul Albert Besnard
· Paul Delaroche
· Peter Claesz
· Peter Paul Rubens
· Philip Burne Jones
· Philip Wouwerman
· Phyllis Chesler
· Pieter Bruegel
· Plague
· Poetry
· 
Pompeii
· 
Randolph Schwabe
· Ray Bradbury
· Resurrectionists
· Richard Redgrave
· Richard Wagner
· Robert Bloch
· Robert Draper
· Robert Lewis Stevenson
· Robert William Buss
· Rogelio de Equsquiza
· Rudyard Kipling
· Samuel Luke Fildes
· Samuel Prout
· Samuel Woodforde
· Sandor Liezen Mayer
· Sculpture
· Serafino Macchiati
· Sherlock Holmes
· Shirley Jackson
· Solitude
· Sorrow
· Spiritualism
· Strand Magazine
· Suicides
· Susan Hill
· Suspense
· Tavik Frantisek Simon
· Theodor Kittlesen
· Theodore Gericault
· Thomas Brooks
· Thomas Faed
· Thomas Hardy
· Thomas Jones Barker
· Thomas Rowlandson
· Titian
· Tragedy
· Ulpiano Checa
· Vanitas
· Vasily Grigorevich Perov
· Victoriana
· Viktor Vasnetsov
· Vincent Van Gogh
· Vincenzo Camuccini
· Walter Crane
· Walter Langley
· Walter Scott
· War
· Washington Irving
· Wilhelm Kotarbinsky
· Wilkie Collins
· William Bouguereau
· William H. Ainsworth
· William Holman Hunt
· William Blake
· William Brassey Hole
· William Frith
· William Hamilton
· William Hogarth
· William MacGeorge
· William Mulready
· William Shakespeare
· William Strang
· Witchcraft
· Witold Pruszkowski
· Xavier Mellery