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A Small Taste of Scary Art

As Halloween approaches, many of us might want to add a piece of scary art to our décor. However, we might not want to invest in something large or expensive to only hand during the holiday. If you are wanting to add just a touch of the grotesque temporarily, one of these frightening pre-framed miniatures would be perfect. Depicting some of the most gruesome works of art, but in a small and affordable way, they would be perfect as an accent piece to your Halloween decorations.

Philippe De Champaigne- Still-Life with a Skull Pre-Framed Miniature

Still-Life with a Skull by Philippe De Champaigne is a gorgeous example of a memento mori. the painting captures life, death and time. The longer you gaze at this masterpiece you get the feeling of movement in the hourglass as the sands of time are slowly passing by. We have paired a print of this painting with one of our gorgeous wood frames.

Jacques-Louis David-The Death of Marat Pre-Framed Miniature

French revolutionary painter Jacques-Louis David immortalized the death of journalist Jean-Paul Marat in the painting, The Death of Marat. His use of dramatic lighting and idealized subject give off a sense of tragic sacrifice. Borrowing religious styles for the purpose of political advancement presaged some later modernist ideas and helped cement the historical significance of David, Marat, and this painting in particular which we have paired with the Brimfield Weathered Black frame.

Edvard Munch-The Scream Pre-Framed Miniature

Few paintings are as memorable as The Scream by Edvard Munch. This Symbolist masterpiece is a powerful expression of human experience that manages to be both haunting and beautiful at the same time. Swirling colors and abstract figures add an otherworldly quality to the scene. Framed in a beautiful bronze frame, this will fit in perfectly with you rustic fall decorations.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau-Dante and Virgil Pre-Framed Miniature

French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau, who painted Dante and Virgil, was quite successful during his lifetime. This painting, Dante and Virgil, is based on a short but vicious scene in the book The Inferno by Dante Alighieri. Uncharacteristically dark in subject, it’s a terrible departure from the painter’s typically beautified nymph-like figures. We paired it with a dark wood frame to match the theme.

These are just a few of the more terrifying pieces we offer in the miniature gallery. You can purchase just one as an accent, or many to create a gallery wall. We also offer pieces with holiday themes, humor or beautiful portrait. We are sure you will find a little something to fit any taste or style.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.