Thursday, August 28, 2014
Weird kid in a Weird World
The books of the painters were nothing... until I found the Doré illustrations from Dante's Divine Comedy. On my parents bookshelf. Black cover with a painting of hell and Moses... and I HAD to grab it. I could have not been older than five years old. I opened it and kept on passing the pages absolutely stunned and fascinated, and begging my parents to tell me the story of the Divine Comedy once and again. Hell was fascinating. Scary but fascinating. The sins, the demons, de sinners, the punishments... I also memorized every single painting. And for some reason as well, although the heaven paintings are amazing, they didn't catch my eye, nearly as the dark passages of The Divine Comedy.
I guess that got kinda stuck in me until now, because, although I am not able to hurt a fly, and I fight for animal rights and on every single cause I believe, and I also believe in changing the world with love I am a pacific and loving person but I've always been deeply interested in the darkest corners of the human mind... I've studied and read a lot about it, from essays to stories, watched documentaries and all kind of horror movies... and the theme still intrigues me even more. Perhaps where am I gonna get with all this, will remain as a mystery for my whole life. Who knows.
I don't know why but I had the urge to share this little story.
About the pictures posted in this entry... I've been doing this in my spare time. They are all based in popular fantasy characters, with my twist. Can you guess who they are?