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Horror, Morbid and Mystic Art Pictures

It is true that art communicates what words can not and art is the language that communicates with the soul. Morbid art stands for works that illustrate a very deathly and deathlike mood. It has many variations starting from its gore scenes to its dark and depressed atmosphere – and sometimes its daydreams, night screams, corpses and horrifying imagery.

As such, it has some similarties with the mystic art that is also quite “charismatic” in terms of its themes and motifs. The beauty of mystic art is the simple fact that it captures your attention at the very first glance, provides you with the imagery of something that doesn’t exist, looks surreal or even bizarre and hence impresses you in a very mystifying way.

In this post we present some amazing examples of morbid and mystic art. Hopefully, you’ll love some of them or at least will find them creative or inspirational. Please explore the further works of the artists linked below and also feel free to suggest other artworks in the comments to this post.

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Morbid Art Link

Following Death

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Bloodbath

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Free with the Wind

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Love5

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Love Is Dead In Metropolis7

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The Collector9

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Dead11

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The Amended13

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A Lack of Confidence15

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One dead for one survive

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Voices of the Dead17

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Feeling Morbid19

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Could I Please Come With You 21

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The Brighter Side of Suffering23

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Sometimes even angels feel worthless…25

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Morbid ECCENTRIC Beauty

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Dead Tree

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The Morbid Machine27

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Morbid World29

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Til Death

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Psycho31

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Morbid Desire33

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Down The Drain35

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I will play for you, a last lullaby37

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Sea Monster39

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DEAD TREE in a DEAD MIND in a DEAD HEAD in a DEAD WORLD41

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Death is an Angel
Death is an angel with two faces: To us he turns / A face of terror, blighting all things fair; / The other burns / With glory of the stars, and love is there.

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Mystic Art Link

Shaman43

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Guilty

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ILLUMINATION

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Mystic Serenity45

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Mystic Calamity47

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The Amethyst Mystic

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Mystic Cave

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Mystic

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The dragons maid 49

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Faith of the Heart51

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This is not my Way53

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Shining Moon, Mystic Island

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The Mysterious Disappearance55

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Mysterious Moon

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Stairway to Heaven

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Queen of wind

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As if the life

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Bread of Shame57

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Mystic Sorceress

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The Mystic

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Mystic wood 59

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Into the Mystic

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Spirit of the Mist

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Mystic61

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/weird-confusing-and-irritating-photography/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/20/30-beautiful-surreal-and-dark-art-pictures/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/100-creepy-hand-picked-horror-wallpapers/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wallpapers-halloween/
  5. 5 http://mindsiphon.deviantart.com/art/love-7232699
  6. 6 http://mindsiphon.deviantart.com/art/love-7232699
  7. 7 http://poerti.deviantart.com/art/Love-Is-Dead-In-Metropolis-61922264
  8. 8 http://poerti.deviantart.com/art/Love-Is-Dead-In-Metropolis-61922264
  9. 9 http://wilderwein77.deviantart.com/art/The-Collector-59779207
  10. 10 http://wilderwein77.deviantart.com/art/The-Collector-59779207
  11. 11 http://mredgar.deviantart.com/art/dead-79400802
  12. 12 http://mredgar.deviantart.com/art/dead-79400802
  13. 13 http://kris-wilson.deviantart.com/art/The-Amended-55496216
  14. 14 http://kris-wilson.deviantart.com/art/The-Amended-55496216
  15. 15 http://thorcx.deviantart.com/art/A-Lack-of-Confidence-102328851
  16. 16 http://thorcx.deviantart.com/art/A-Lack-of-Confidence-102328851
  17. 17 http://vvbornofdesirevv.deviantart.com/art/Voices-of-the-Dead-18855693
  18. 18 http://vvbornofdesirevv.deviantart.com/art/Voices-of-the-Dead-18855693
  19. 19 http://kuu-ish.deviantart.com/art/Feeling-Morbid-ty-39650642
  20. 20 http://kuu-ish.deviantart.com/art/Feeling-Morbid-ty-39650642
  21. 21 http://kheelan.deviantart.com/art/Could-I-Please-Come-With-You-1693216
  22. 22 http://kheelan.deviantart.com/art/Could-I-Please-Come-With-You-1693216
  23. 23 http://headz.deviantart.com/art/The-Brighter-Side-of-Suffering-104192959
  24. 24 http://headz.deviantart.com/art/The-Brighter-Side-of-Suffering-104192959
  25. 25 http://fallnangeltears.deviantart.com/art/Worthless-35211693
  26. 26 http://fallnangeltears.deviantart.com/art/Worthless-35211693
  27. 27 http://skatefreak14.deviantart.com/art/The-Morbid-Machine-70926407
  28. 28 http://skatefreak14.deviantart.com/art/The-Morbid-Machine-70926407
  29. 29 http://goregath.deviantart.com/art/Morbid-World-48320545
  30. 30 http://goregath.deviantart.com/art/Morbid-World-48320545
  31. 31 http://aftab318.deviantart.com/art/Psycho-38813115
  32. 32 http://aftab318.deviantart.com/art/Psycho-38813115
  33. 33 http://15fathoms-counting.deviantart.com/art/morbid-desire-115577326
  34. 34 http://15fathoms-counting.deviantart.com/art/morbid-desire-115577326
  35. 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ditocujo/2481487678/sizes/l/in/pool-1011857@N21/
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ditocujo/2481487678/sizes/l/in/pool-1011857@N21/
  37. 37 http://misslyka.deviantart.com/art/Lullaby-48244022
  38. 38 http://misslyka.deviantart.com/art/Lullaby-48244022
  39. 39 http://kittiquin.deviantart.com/art/Sea-Monster-116359147
  40. 40 http://kittiquin.deviantart.com/art/Sea-Monster-116359147
  41. 41 http://vileation.deviantart.com/art/DEAD-85536756
  42. 42 http://vileation.deviantart.com/art/DEAD-85536756
  43. 43 http://engelszorn.deviantart.com/art/Shaman-90904717
  44. 44 http://engelszorn.deviantart.com/art/Shaman-90904717
  45. 45 http://kayla-ki.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-Serenity-32050374
  46. 46 http://kayla-ki.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-Serenity-32050374
  47. 47 http://hybridgothica.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-Calamity-100680311
  48. 48 http://hybridgothica.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-Calamity-100680311
  49. 49 http://greenfeed.deviantart.com/art/the-dragons-maid-73600108
  50. 50 http://greenfeed.deviantart.com/art/the-dragons-maid-73600108
  51. 51 http://iardacil.deviantart.com/art/Faith-of-the-Heart-78903691
  52. 52 http://iardacil.deviantart.com/art/Faith-of-the-Heart-78903691
  53. 53 http://mysweetdarkness.deviantart.com/art/This-is-not-my-Way-42813816
  54. 54 http://mysweetdarkness.deviantart.com/art/This-is-not-my-Way-42813816
  55. 55 http://temporary-peace.deviantart.com/art/The-Mysterious-Disappearance-56046565
  56. 56 http://temporary-peace.deviantart.com/art/The-Mysterious-Disappearance-56046565
  57. 57 http://wolfmorphine.deviantart.com/art/Bread-of-Shame-92192794
  58. 58 http://wolfmorphine.deviantart.com/art/Bread-of-Shame-92192794
  59. 59 http://moonchild-ljilja.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-wood-110223185
  60. 60 http://moonchild-ljilja.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-wood-110223185
  61. 61 http://fevereon.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-22283378
  62. 62 http://fevereon.deviantart.com/art/Mystic-22283378
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/20/30-beautiful-surreal-and-dark-art-pictures/

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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    STOP. DOING. THIS. SHIT.

    I hate these pointless “gallery” posts where all you do is find a shitload of vaguely related JPG’s, slap three vague adjectives to the front, and call it content. Who do you think you’re helping with this? You don’t actually post any tutorials with it, so it’s not helping anyone become a better designer/illustrator. The worst part is, some of these are just fucking AWFUL.

    What happened to this site? It’s just “inspiration” post after “inspiration” post. That’s not what SM is supposed to be; there are a lot of other websites that designers use for inspiration like FFFFOUND and DYT, and they all do a much better job than just posting shit they found on Deviant Art. This site was about supplying you with resources and information to “make your life easier”, not supplying us with lousy lookbooks.

    Please, take this site back to the days when it was about helping people become better designers and developers instead of these lazy, horse shit gallery posts.

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  2. 2

    You guys above need to seriously relax. Let’s see you guys maintain a site of this magnitude. I am sure that you wouldn’t find it that easy to do everything the public expects. After all though, smashing magazine is also known for its inspiration posts. If you don’t want to become inspired by dark imagery then you have no business wasting your time in this post and complaining about it.

    Who cares if its two inspirational posts in a row…honestly…

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  3. 3

    Agreed. This is really not up to par with even mediocre posts of the past. The majority of these samples are cliche and hardly thought provoking or inspirational.

    This post might have been salvageable if some time and work had gone into picking the handful of pieces that were passable and explaining why they might be considered inspirational or at least worth noting/not flipping by.

    On whether or not this is laziness… It sure seems like it. I speculate that it’s merely an idea for a semi-regular installment that just doesn’t fit with the overall concept/focus of the site. I hope it either gets tightened up or discarded. As some of the other other new additions (Ask Smashing Magazine) are great additions. Thanks for the great work otherwise everyone. I do love hitting this site up for the great tutorials, tips, and inspiration.

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  4. 4

    In an evil world, evil is attractive. Attractive enough to grace the pages of the mainstream SM. This is just an example of how complacent the world is with evil. It is so irresistible isn’t it? So was the fruit which Eve ate in the Garden.

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  5. 5

    Awesome post.
    Hey UGH (post 5) Get out of here you wuss!

    -1
  6. 6

    Jasper Kennis

    April 5, 2009 11:00 pm

    Worst smashing post ever!

    99 % Cheap photoshop effects used to create corny images… Most suck horribly… Get back to the quality Smashing had one year ago; do one great great great post a weak instead of three of these horrible posts a day!

    -1
  7. 7

    Dan Almaral

    April 5, 2009 3:39 pm

    SCARY!!!! But brilliant!
    Nice list, indeed!

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    • 8

      hey guys, those pictures were gorgeous. i love them. i have never seen so many emotions in one image, some of those pictures just made me happy as hell because now i know im not that only one with those intrests. but i have too go to class now. so thanks

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  8. 9

    Leland Clemmons

    April 5, 2009 4:27 pm

    Meh. Some of them are truly outstanding, but the majority seems to follow the usual pattern of “horror” art.

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  9. 10

    I think that the art is both macabre and beautiful. People that have the ability to express their emotions with this kind of work are lucky and gifted. Some very poignant works.

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  10. 11

    Aquí faltan Dave McKean y Sergey Belov.

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  11. 12

    I pretty much agree with the guy above I’m afraid… some of the art is good, granted, but some of it’s really weak and cliched, and these posts do come across as lazy.

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  12. 13

    Bread of Shame that’s a nice one I like it. I like them all

    -1
  13. 14

    Someone needs to flip-horizontal that “Last Lullaby” picture. The violin is in the wrong hand.

    1
  14. 15

    Love it! some cool stuff on here

    -1
  15. 16

    honestly, i’m also agree with UGH

    most of the content this time is not that impressive.
    Instead why don’t you post horror style website such as corpse bride, gothica, hellboy and so on.

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  16. 17

    One word, “LAZY”.

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  17. 18

    Anyone with any sense of creativity or imagination will find this gallery of images inspirational or at least thought provoking in some manner. If you don’t feel that this kind of post is to your liking, fine, but at least say so in a manner that is constructive and foregoes all of the negativity and disparaging language. If you can’t manage that, why bother visiting the site at all or spending the time to make such a post? This is obviously aimed at the “Ugh” post – I can relate to disliking something or being frustrated with a lack of content, but take what you can and move on, allowing others to enjoy such things.

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  18. 19

    I like to go to websites that I usually frequent and complain when they do not tell me how to better my life, even though I will only use that knowledge to try and impress people at parties who will most certainly go unimpressed if I am not present. I am a designer and need a website to tell me how to become a better designer because I am terrible. When you guys don’t tell me these things, it makes me look awful and it is all your fault. I hate smashing magazine and any website that brings peoples awesome looking art (but not as good as mine) to a wider audience so they can be appreciated. Where’s my appreciation?! HUH?! LOOK AT ME! somebody….please…

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  19. 20

    Repeat of comment #5, more or less. Please stop these kinds of posts. Once a month maybe.

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  20. 21

    yeah, unfortunately very weak !!! Would be better if you put a bit effort and look for related artist portfolios – not just deviantart links

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