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The History of Creepy Art in 10 Disturbing Pieces

Monastery Ruins in the Snow, Caspar David Friedrich

Creepiness picks up again in a major way with the Romantics. Caspar David Friedrich was a poster child of this movement, and this painting is an example of the original Gothic "charged space". Moons, ruins, creepy trees...all of these staples of dark pop culture really got going in this period.

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