evil guy taking over the world,
Michelangelo’s treatment of female form is really weird, and has been bugging me since Ive seen the exhibit. His many works show women as basically men with boobs attached on top of male chest muscles. Really creepy stuff..
This blog has an interesting take on all this.
Oscar Wilde’s timeless gothic horror. Ranks along with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein “The Modern Prometheus” as one of the great masterpieces of English horror.
The young handsome Dorian Gray is eternally youthful and doesn’t age, a Faustian deal keeps him from aging as his painting ages slowly and grotesquely up in his attic…
Hallward turned again to the portrait, and gazed at it.‘My God! if it is true,’ he exclaimed, ‘and this is what youhave done with your life, why, you must be worse even thanthose who talk against you fancy you to be!’ He held thelight up again to the canvas, and examined it. The surfaceseemed to be quite undisturbed, and as he had left it. It wasfrom within, apparently, that the foulness and horror hadcome. Through some strange quickening of inner life theleprosies of sin were slowly eating the thing away.The rotting of a corpse in a watery grave was not so fearful.His hand shook, and the candle fell from its socket onthe floor, and lay there sputtering. He placed his foot on itand put it out. Then he flung himself into the rickety chairthat was standing by the table and buried his face in his hands.