Theodorus de Bry (1528 – 1598) was an engraver, goldsmith and editor who traveled around Europe. He created a large number of engraved illustrations for his books. Most of his books were based on first-hand observations by explorers, even if De Bry himself, acting as a recorder of information, never visited the Americas.
El beso de la Vampira (The Vampire’s Kiss) by Bolesław Biegas, 1916.
Bolesław Biegas (1877 – 1954) was a Polish surrealist artist (painter and sculptor), best known for his “vampire-as-femme fatale” style of painting. Biegas was born in Koziczyn, Poland, and studied art under Konstanty Laszczka at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
The Nightmare by Johann Heinrich Füssli, 1781. Oil on canvas, 101.6 cm × 127 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts
The Nightmare depicts a sleeping woman draped over the end of a bed with her head hanging down, exposing her long neck. She is surmounted by an incubus that peers out at the viewer. Emerging from a parting in the curtain is the head of a horse with bold, featureless eyes.
Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya, c. 1819–1823. Oil mural transferred to canvas, 143cm x 81cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid
Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanised to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by his children, ate each one upon their birth. The work is one of the 14 so-called Black Paintings that Goya painted directly onto the walls of his house sometime between 1819 and 1823.