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The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces

The Lady on the Horse, Alfred Kubin

Kubin was an Expressionist and Symbolist who lived in Austria during World War II. Although his work was declared "degenerate" by the Nazis, he managed to avoid persecution by living most of his days in a secluded 12th century castle. Which may be why the awfully nice-sounding title of this work actually depicts a sadistic madwoman on a razor sharp rocking horse disembowelling poor unfortunate souls. Ah, Austria.

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