The Dark ,Cryptic and Surreal Art of Zdzisław Beksiński

Zdzisław Beksiński (Polish: [ˈzd͡ʑiswaf bɛkˈɕiɲski]; 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ’Baroque’ or a ’Gothic’ manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński’s later paintings.

He had much tragedy toward the end of his life,with his wife’s death and his son’s suicide

Beksiński was murdered in 2005.