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Written by Helen van Raaij

Zdzisław Beksiński
Image by: Zdzisław Beksiński

Surrealistic anatomy by Zdzisław Beksiński

Zdzisław Beksiński was a painter, sculptor and photographer from polish origin. Zdzisław is mostly known for his surrealistic paintings, which are filled with death, skeletons and strange human bodies in post-apocalyptic environments. In Poland, a museum displays the artistic legacy of Zdzisław. 

One of his famous paintings is called “The Trumpeter”, a human skeleton playing the trumpet. People were inspired by it, and tattooed the painting on their arms and legs. The painting has also been used as the cover of a band’s music album.

Zdzisław didn’t name most of his paintings, because he felt that it matters more what one feels when looking at a painting rather then a name:

“What matters is what appears in your soul, not what your eyes see and what you can name”

For more of his work you can visit his website.

Zdzisław Beksiński
Image by: Zdzisław Beksiński

Tags: Surrealistic, Anatomy & Art, Oil painting, Zdzisław Beksiński

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