Spooky Art: The Premature Burial by Antoine Joseph Wiertz

The Premature Burial
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As a painter, Antoine Joseph Wiertz is relatively obscure, yet his work is incredibly devise and controversial. Wiertz-who is probably best defined as a Romantic painter, although that word doesn’t really describe his art-had a penchant for creating grotesque and horrifying scenes. He seemed to be irresistibly drawn to the darker side of life, tackling gruesome subjects like suicide…