A prolific wood and steel engraver, artist, illustrator, painter and sculptor Gustave Doré created epic visions of angels, demons, history and human tragedy. The artist's Paradise Lost and Dante's Divine Comedy illustrations have become so praised that many have become art icons in their own right.
Doré's works are narrative and iconic, featuring dramatic use of contrast and no aversion to darker themes. His large complex compositions and intricately detailed etching fits well with the historically weighty projects Doré commonly took on.
Our Dark Art & Craft Gustave Doré series reproduction prints are created with the utmost care and attention to print detail; using only archival inks. Each print is inspected for clarity by Dark Art & Craft.
Natalia Smirnova creates dark spirits, angels, renaissance landscapes, and apparitions with simple watercolor and tempera on cardboard. The St. Petersburg based artist's illustrations harken back to earlier times. (the work of Gustave Dore and Italian Baroque painter/print maker Salvator Rosa come to mind). The artist currently works as a Russian icon restorer in addition to her creations as a painter.
Santiago Caruso is a dark symbolist artist with an attraction to the surreal and macabre. His techniques ranges from tempera & ink on paper to scratched mixed media pieces on cardboard. Working in book illustration and music album art Caruso's work has a highly illustrative angle that makes viewing it an almost investigative process.
Guang Yang is a oil painter, digital artist and metal album creator based in Shanghai, China. His work utilizes traditional materials such as oil, acrylic, wax, and oil pastel along with modern digital tools. Yang has produced work for Slayer, Putridity, Majesty, Beheaded, Inherit Disease, Inanimate Existence, Xenomorphic Contamination among others.
Ken Currie, a fine Scottish artist focused firmly on the human condition. Sickness, death and aging are topics Curries' dark palette seem to frequent. There is a dark beauty and satire to many of Curries works. Never afraid of the large canvas, Currie's work towers over the viewer in person with his subject matter.