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This review is from: The Fantastic Art of Beksinski (Masters of Fantastic Art) (Hardcover)
A pleasant surprise! I had never previously heard of Beksinski, but coming across this book the cover caught my eye. After a quick Google of his name (try it yourself if you don't know his work) I decided to try this book on a whim. And I'm glad I did!
The art is quite dark, even morbid, and yet there is a strange beauty to it. The accompanying words from the artist add to this. I quote: "sunrise on an uncharted island is neither beautiful nor ugly. In order for it to be beautiful or ugly, someone has to watch it". The book's theme, if there is one, is exactly that: some things are beautiful to some, and horrible to others. Many of the pieces involve skeletal or deformed figures or landscapes, but there is something captivating about life stripped down to components like this.
Anyway, I'm not an art critic, so enough from me! Give it a go.
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