Share some spooky Art stories with your friends this Halloween!

Haaaa… Halloween! Get prepared cause the horror night is coming soon!

Probably one of the best celebration of the year with all these kids running around in their pumpkin and ghost costumes! A “trick or treat” like they said. Also the best evening to scare a bit your friends telling horror stories or watching creepy movies.

Well this year, you can innovate thanks to Artupia! Because Art doesn’t always depict flowers and love, we’ve found for you very creepy paintings to scare your friends! Show them the painting, make up a story, preferably just before going to bed… nightmares guarantee! And if none of the following artwork convince you, you can always create yours…


When you wake up in the middle of the night…

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The first painting we’d like to show is The Nightmare, by Henri Fuselli (1781).

Well I think the name of this painting is quite well chosen! Who would not freak out waking up in the middle of the night with a ghoul on your chest and a horse watching you?!

Ps: I’ve no inspiration to caption this painting… any suggestion?


Heavy appetite.

Emh… what?

Yes it’s Saturn, the mythological god, devouring his child. The fact is that Saturn was a bit tormented as a god, he was really scared because of a prophecy announcing that a child born to him will dethrone him!

And, problem, Saturn was married to the goddess of fertility… so yes Saturn devoured all his children (aka Ceres, Veritas, Vesta, Pluto, Neptune and Juno). #eatfruitnotbabies

Saturn, Jupiter’s father devours one of his sons,
Peter Paul Rubens (1638)

In a different style but always the same story,
Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya (1923)


Biology: lesson of the day.

Let’s continue the series “creepy paintings” with something that personally reminds me the movie Saw. For those who watched it already, I don’t think that I need to explain why. For those who haven’t, well this painting will give you a clear idea of what to expect from the movie. 

anatomical pieces.jpegAnatomical pieces, Théodore Guéricault (1819)


Free interpretation… 

For the 2 following paintings, there’s not that much to say, please feel free to interpret them as you wish.

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch (1505)

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The Face of War by Dali (1940)


Nice smile. 

 Not yet enough? The next one is my favorite. I dont’ know what is the most creepy… the cyclope, or the fact that he’s politely smiling at you?

cyclope.jpegThe Cyclops, Odilon Redon (1900)


What about our artists?

Ok, ok, I don’t think that any of you would actually like to hang a painting like this on their walls. So don’t worry, we have two solutions! You can always create your own terrific painting with one Artupia Artist of your choosing or you can also explore our many Original Paintings!

I leave you with a selection of a few Original Paintings perfect for Halloween! In the meantime, happy Halloween to all of you and sweet dreams.

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