Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"The Masque of the Red Death" in Art

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(I own nothing).

This has always been one of my favorite pictures of the Red Death from Edgar Allan Poe's short story. I'm working on a comic book adaptation of it (still unfinished) for our new book, Tales of the Grotesque, out Halloween. Here are some more pics:
Drawn by 1FoRgotTenPaSsWorD on I like how the artist, instead of using overt blood and gore, had a simple yet creepy ventian/plague-doctor mask.

The Phantom dressed as the Red Death is the smash-hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, which is my favorite show. This also has a simple yet pretty awesome effect.

Harry Clarke's wonderful rendition. Here we see the more "corpse-like" aspect.

Art by Jennee M Bedsloe on Another skeleton one here. It has a nice "glowing" feel to it.

Drawn by AbigailLarson at From what I can tell, her work on Poe is in museum. And this is a gory one - blood dripping from the cloak.

This is a wallpaper from Yeah, like the Red Death is a scenic reflection.

One of the more popular representations. From

There are more. But I don't feel like it right now.

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