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RESEARCHING REAL CURSED AND GHOST HAUNTED PAINTINGS
BY LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
Many supposed paintings and prints that are said to be haunted or actually cursed exist in the world today. Some of these tales might just be urban legends or sensationalized tales to sell the works of living artist of today for a higher price, or just to get who ever owns it at the time a big sale on Ebay.
The two haunted or what many called jokingly my cursed haunted clown paintings have come back to me many times over the years. Each time I sell them or give them away I am often amused to wonder if I will ever see them in person again or have them back in my possession.
But in researching such things as real haunted paintings one might just start to wonder what would happen if you brought such a haunted item into your home? That is if they really do exist.
Is This Painting Really Haunted Or Cursed?
Many who see what they believe to be real haunted or cursed paintings often tell that their hands and legs start shaking. Some who actually view these haunted real painting in real life face to face tell of a strange paranormal like feelings and that they feel close to death.
People have been known to exhibit symptoms of dry mouth and fast heart palpitations. Light headedness dizziness nausea and have actually passed out. Often these what many believe to be actual full-blown paranormal anxiety attacks usually feel as if being suffocated by unseen hands or just can't breath. They usually can't speak properly to tell you what really just happened to them in these haunted paintings presence. And many relate that this happens to them just by looking at them on the various web sites that post them.
So please be fully warned as you view this pages images. And you never know, it might just happen to you !
Real Symptoms of what a haunted painting can cause you to experience when in it's presence:
A discrete period of intense fear or discomfort, in which four (or more) of the following symptoms developed abruptly and reached a peak within 3 minutes:
* Palpitations, or accelerated heart rate
* Trembling or shaking
* Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
* Feeling of choking
* Chest pain or discomfort
* Nausea or abdominal distress
* Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
* Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
* Fear of losing control or going crazy
* Fear of dying * Paresthesias (numbness or tingling sensations)
* Chills or hot flashes
* Loss of bowl control or actually urinating on ones self.
Many people have reported being able to collect EVP's and strange off the charts EMF readings when in the presence of such haunted or cursed paintings. Those that have viewed them might tell you of of having nightmares or even encountering their ghost afterwards.
Reports of hearing paintings whimper and moan or scream in the night. As well as actual stories from people who send me emails telling me that that are having real conversations with the ghost that are haunting many of their own paintings is not uncommon.
The strangest tales I get sent often or from those that believe they have their own haunted almost reminiscent of Rod Serling's "Night Gallery". The tell me of the haunted painting they own that changes and moves. And sometimes of figures that appear in the backgrounds only to once again disappear a s strangely as they appeared in the first place.
Then there or those that often speak of a sensed presence when viewing haunted or demon cursed images whether in a painting or print form. Many will tell of a feeling of just knowing that a strange force lies in wait. Or that they have actually been bitten scratched or even slapped or punched when viewing the images.
My Cursed Clown Paintings
I have been a artist all my life. And have painted many things from pets I've owned to commissioned works that people ask me to do for them.
The above two paintings I did when I was very young and tales have followed me through out my life of the people who have had them in their possession tell me that the actual paintings are haunting them.
The above paintings as far as their history have traveled all over the United States to many different owners. The above photo has actually gone to Europe and back more then once.
The Last owner of the above painting often told me how people felt a strong emotional feeling when looking upon it. They also related that strange things happened when people saw the paintings for the first time. From strange paranormal like feelings of dread to even someone passing out.
A study confirms what horror novelists have long known: Clowns are terrifying to kids. Many know and will tell you that young children don't like clowns and even many adults today are out right scared of them.
The University of Sheffield who were examining how to improve the decor of hospital children's wards." A researcher polling the kids said that clowns were "universally disliked" and that some children found these painted jesters "quite frightening and unknowable."
According to a psychology professor at California State University, Northridge, young children are "very reactive to a familiar body type with an unfamiliar face.
I really don't know if my paintings are haunted or cursed, but somehow they keep coming back to me. And that might just be a real curse in itself.
Coulrophobia is abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns. The term is common, but it does not appear to be used in psychology.
The condition is common among children, but is also sometimes found in teenagers and adults. Sufferers sometimes acquire a fear of clowns after a bad experience with one personally. It can also be caused by seeing a sinister portrayal of a clown in the media, such as the monster that took on the disguise of a clown in Stephen King's novel and film It. Coulrophobia can also be said to extend to a fear of covering up one's face with paint—the idea of hiding recognisable features under a layer of face paint can also unsettle coulrophobia sufferers. In July 2006 the Bestival, a three-day music festival held in England, had to withdraw a request to festival goers to come dressed as clowns due to the unexpectedly high rate of coulrophobia among the potential audience.
The first painting has actually been through over 14 separate owners and each having actually bought the painting sought me out to ask if it was a real paranormal haunted painting to be afraid of.
I believe they have done this not only to verify that I did it way back when in Marshall, Texas long ago, but to make sure it was my original work.
But through lengthy conversations and the fact that I am today a openly admitted Necromancer. They have gotten it into their heads somehow that I have by some magical or necromantic means infused the real spirits I communicate with of the dead, into the actual paintings or the canvases.
I am always glad to paint for someone anything they ask of me and would really want to find out if my work is haunted. So if anyone would like to buy my haunted Clown paintings and see if they are really haunted or any of my artwork, please get in touch and lets find out if what paintings I do for you does or does not attract paranormal strange occurrences or actual demons and ghosts or curses.
Pogo The Clown By John Wayne Gacy
Seems that even after the 1994 death sentence, John Gacy is still causing destruction to those around him- or the portrait of his alter ego, at least, Pogo the Clown. John “Killer Clown” Gacy, a suburban Chicago contractor, was executed in 1994 at age 52 for the torture and murders of 33 boys and men. He performed as Pogo the Clown at children’s parties. An artist as well, Gacy would often paint his clown alter-ego and these paintings are much sought after. The musician, Nikki Stone, once had one of these paintings and since he got it the painting has caused him nothing but harm, “I just want to get rid of it” he told the Boston Herald. Since Stone got the painting, his dog died and his mother has been diagnosed with cancer! The actor Johnny Depp also invested in a Gacy clown painting before becoming so weirded out by the piece that he developed a pathological fear of clowns and unloaded the artwork. Others who have had one of Gacy’s Pogo the Clown paintings have also been harmed by the painting, ranging from life threatening situations such as car crashes to acts of suicide! http://www.supernatural.tv/reviews/legends/provenance.htm
Many also believe to look on to this reported as real haunted photo of John Wayne Gacy is a disasterous.
Many have reported that if you look closely at the image you can actually see the face of one of his victims or a real demon staring at you!
The Haunted Velvet Elvis
"My Velvet Elvis Presley is really Haunted by a ghost." "You Know The King of Rock 'n' Roll" says Debbie Jacobs .
" I bought it when I went to Graceland A few Months ago." And every time I leave the house it falls off the wall." "My Boyfriend has checked the painting that he calls "The Hillbilly Cat" several times before we leave the house and he says it is up their sturdy and cannot fall off." "But as soon as we get home there it is again resting on the back of my blue suede sofa." So last week I took it off the wall before we left." When we got home it was back up hanging on the wall!" "No one can get into my house I have a Serviced burglar Alarm. I called the company and they said from monitoring it it was not shut off at any time nor were the beams broken and the alarm never sounded.... I looked at the calendar and it was January 8th his Birthday!" "I hate to see what will happen on – August 16th !
Bernardo de Galvez
The Painting of Bernardo de Galvez hangs at the very end of the long hall at the Hotel Galvez. Many who see it get a chill for they say they can feel his eyes following them as they walk past. Report poor in to several in the paranormal community that much like Robert the Haunted Doll in Key West, Florida this ghost does not like having his portraits picture taken unless you ask his permission first.
Many who try taking a photo of this real haunted painting like Hotel guest Greg Dauber, say that only after they ask the ghost for his permission can a good photo be captured.
The Hotel Galvez since the early 1900s known as the "Queen of the Gulf," has undergone a total renovation to recapture its original glamour while updating the hotel's accommodations and facilities to the latest standards. And it is haunted! Constructed in 1911, Hotel Galvez was named after Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Colonial governor who first chartered the Texas Gulf Coast and for whom the city of Galveston was named. Hotel Monthly billed the hotel as one of the "best arranged and most richly furnished seaside hotels in America" a year after the hotel opened. Decades later in 1980, the hotel was named in the National Registrar of Historic Places.
To see this haunted painting in person sends chills down the spines of some of the most staunch skeptics. Or so they say.
Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Gálvez (Spanish: Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, vizconde de Gálveztown y conde de Gálvez) (July 23, 1746, Málaga, Spain—November 30, 1786, Mexico City) was a Spanish military leader and the general of Spanish forces in New Spain who served as governor of Louisiana and governor of Cuba. He spent the last two years of his life as viceroy of New Spain, succeeding his father Matías de Gálvez y Gallardo, who had been viceroy before him.
Gálvez is remembered for aiding the United States in its quest for independence in the American Revolutionary War. Galveston, Texas and several other places are named for him.
The Crying Boy
The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a painting by Spanish painter Bruno Amadio, also known as Giovanni Bragolin. It was widely distributed from the 1950s onwards. There are numerous alternate versions, all portraits of tearful young boys or girls.
On September 4, 1985, the British tabloid newspaper The Sun reported that a firefighter from Yorkshire was claiming that undamaged copies of the painting were frequently found amidst the ruins of burned houses. He stated that no firefighter would allow a copy of the painting into his own house. Over the next few months, The Sun and other tabloids ran several articles on house fires suffered by people who had owned the painting.
By the end of November, belief in the painting's curse was widespread enough that The Sun was organising mass bonfires of the paintings, sent in by readers.
Karl Pilkington has made reference to these events on The Ricky Gervais Show.
The Hands Resist Him
The Hands Resist Him, also known as the eBay Haunted Painting, is a painting created by Oakland, California artist Bill Stoneham in 1972. It depicts a young boy and female doll standing in front of a glass paneled door against which many hands are pressed. According to the artist, the boy is based on a photograph of himself aged 5, the doorway is a representation of the dividing line between the waking world and the world of dreams and possibilities, and the doll is a guide who will escort the boy through it. The hands themselves represent alternate lives or possibilities.
It became the subject of an urban legend and a viral internet meme in February 2000, when it was posted for sale on eBay along with an elaborate backstory implying that it was haunted.
The painting was first displayed in an Los Angeles gallery during the early 1970s, at which point it was reviewed by the art critic at the Los Angeles Times. It was then purchased by actor John Marley,notable for his role as Jack Woltz in The Godfather.
At some point in time after Marley's death, the painting was said to have come into the possession of a California couple, after being found on the site of an old brewery. The painting appeared on the auction website eBay in February 2000.
According to the seller, the aforementioned couple, the painting carried some form of curse. Their eBay description claimed that the characters in the painting moved during the night, and that they would sometimes leave the painting and enter the room in which it was being displayed. Included with the listing were a series of photographs that were said to be evidence of an incident in which the female doll character threatened the male character with a gun that she was holding, causing him to attempt to leave the painting. A disclaimer was included with the listing absolving the seller from all liability if the painting was purchased.
News of the listing was quickly spread by internet users who forwarded the link to their friends or wrote their own pages about it. Some people claimed that simply viewing the photos of the painting made them feel ill or have unpleasant experiences. Eventually, the auction page was viewed over 30,000 times.
After an initial bid of $199, the painting eventually received 30 bids and sold for $1,025.00. The buyer, Perception Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, eventually contacted Bill Stoneham and related the unusual story of its auction on eBay and their acquisition of it. He reported being quite surprised by all the stories and strange interpretations of the images in the painting.
According to the artist, the object presumed by the eBay sellers to be a gun is actually nothing more than a dry cell battery and a tangle of wires.
Stoneham recalls that both the owner of the gallery in which the painting was first displayed, and the art critic who reviewed it, died within one year of coming into contact with the painting.
THE ORIGINAL EBAY TEXT THAT ACCOMPANIED THE PAINTING
WHEN WE RECEIVED THIS PAINTING, WE THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY GOOD ART. A " PICKER " HAD FOUND IT ABANDONED BEHIND AN OLD BREWERY. AT THE TIME WE WONDERED A LITTLE WHY A SEEMINGLY PERFECTLY FINE PAINTING WOULD BE DISCARDED LIKE THAT. ( TODAY WE DON'T !!! ) ONE MORNING OUR 4 AND 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER CLAIMED, THAT THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURE WERE FIGHTING, AND COMING INTO THE ROOM DURING THE NIGHT. NOW, I DON'T BELIEVE IN UFOS OR ELVIS BEING ALIVE, BUT MY HUSBAND WAS ALARMED. TO MY AMUSEMENT HE SET UP A MOTION TRIGGERED CAMERA FOR THE NIGHTS. AFTER THREE NIGHTS THERE WERE PICTURES.THE LAST TWO PICTURES SHOWN ARE FROM THAT 'STAKEOUT'. AFTER SEEING THE BOY SEEMINGLY EXITING THE PAINTING UNDER THREAT, WE DECIDED, THE PAINTING HAS TO GO. PLEASE JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. --- BEFORE YOU DO, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING WARNING AND DISCLAIMER. ----WARNING: DO NOT BID ON THIS PAINTING IF YOU ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS RELATED DISEASE, FAINT OF HEART OR ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH SUPERNATURAL EVENTS. BY BIDDING ON THIS PAINTING, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE THE OWNERS OF ALL LIABILITY IN RELATION TO THE SALE OR ANY EVENTS HAPPENING AFTER THE SALE, THAT MIGHT BE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PAINTING. THIS PAINTING MAY OR MAY NOT POSESS SUPERNATURAL POWERS, THAT COULD IMPACT OR CHANGE YOUR LIFE. HOWEVER, BY BIDDING YOU AGREE TO EXCLUSIVELY BID ON THE VALUE OF THE ARTWORK, WITH DISREGARD TO THE LAST TWO PHOTOS FEATURED IN THIS AUCTION, AND HOLD THE OWNERS HARMLESS IN REGARD TO THEM AND THEIR IMPACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.------------ NOW THAT WE GOT THIS OUT OF THE WAY, ONE QUESTION TO YOU EBAYERS. WE WANT OUR HOUSE TO BE BLESSED AFTER THE PAINTING IS GONE, DOES ANYBODY KNOW, WHO IS QUALIFIED TO DO THAT? THE SIZE OF THE PAINTING IS 24 BY 36 INCHES, SO IT IS RATHER LARGE. AS I HAVE HAD SEVERAL QUESTIONS, HERE THE FOLLOWING ANSWERS. THERE WAS NO ODOR LEFT BEHIND IN THE ROOM. THERE WERE NO VOICES, OR THE SMELL OF GUNPOWDER, NO FOODPRINTS OR STRANGE FLUIDS ON THE WALL. TO DETER QUESTIONS IN THIS DIRECTION, THERE ARE NO GHOSTS IN THIS WORLD , NO SUPERNATURAL POWERS, THIS IS JUST A PAINTING, AND MOST THESE THINGS HAVE AN EXPLANATION, IN THIS CASE PROBABLY A FLUKE LIGHT EFFECT. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BID ON THE ARTWORK, AND CONSIDER THE LAST TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AS PURE ENTERTAINMENT, AND PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THEM INTO CONSIDERATION, WHEN BIDDING. AS WE THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO BLESS ANY HOUSE, WE STILL WELCOME INPUT INTO THAT PROCEDURE.
This auction is nearing the end. I want to thank the more than 13000 people that took the time to look at this image on Ebay. I appreciate the more than 30 suggestions, that I received regarding blessing the house, exorcising and cleansing. 7 e-mails reported strange or irregular events taking place, when viewing this image. And I will relay two suggestions made by the senders. First not to use this image as the background on the screen, and second not to display this image around juveniles or children. Last not least, thanks for appreciating the art as well.
This painting and story became popular on the internet and was even featured in an Argentinian computer game titled Scratches. One person who saw the story commissioned a sequel to the painting, which Stoneham accepted. The sequel, called Resistance at the Threshold depicts the same characters 40+ years later. A third painting, Guardians seems to depict the character of the doll as she appears in the sequel painting. The three paintings can be seen as a series.
This commissioned painting of the infamous Madame Delphine Lalaurie was done in 1997 by Mardi Gras Parade designer/artist and hauntedamericatours.com featured artist Ricardo Pustanio.
Pustanio was asked to do the work by a resident of the actual Lalaurie Haunted House at the time. The felt they wanted to have her portrait in the apartment as a touch with the buildings actual haunted past and ghost stories.
To say this painting of Lalaurie is haunted is in the artist oppinion quite wrong, the actual painting is more like being haunted by unseen hands haunting it.
The resident of the apartment use to invite friends over all the time. And would show off his prized work of art. Over time people told the ghost story that actually had many believeing believed it was an original to the house. For Pustanio had antiqued it for his client per their request.
The resident began to hold seances for his friends and even tourist and paranormal investigators who always are trying to get a glimpse inside the haunted mansion. To their astonishment the painting would actually rock on the wall and even fall loose from the wall hitting the floor with a great thud.
In time the resident began to get very frightened because things began happening that just unnerved him. He ended up moving out and giving the painting to another tenant.
She in turn hung it in her apartment and immediately was spooked by strange sounds and occurrences that started happening that very day.
The painting actually scared her so much she sought out Pustanio and gave the large painting back to him. She told Pustanio the eyes would follow her and she actually heard it sigh. She also claimed that the painted Lalaurie moved, and changed expression. Every morning, she claimed, the painting was crooked. She would straighten it, and the next time she looked at it, it would be crooked again.
Pustanio said nothing strange ever happened to him nor did he ever have anything occur when it was in his presence. The above real haunted painting of Delphine Lalaurie is now in a private collection and the new owners refuse to discuss its present whereabouts or of any paranormal things that happen in it presence.
"I've done a lot of things in my life that people say are haunted," says Pustanio. " I personally don't think I am haunted." Nor what I do attracts ghost, or was intended to be haunted" "I just think out right some people connect with artist because we put strong emotions into our works." "And isn't a haunting basically supposed to be just that, strong emotions of the dead manifesting themselves."
Pustanio says, "I design, Voodoo dolls, Voodoo spirit bottles and make them for local Voodoosants." " I don't disbelieve they have captured spirits in the bottles or the materials they give me for inclusion in dolls." "They just have never given me the creeps or manifested themselves to me." " Maybe one day I too will have a paranormal experience with something I did then I'll change my mind."
USE CAUTION THEY SAY WHO EVER LOOKS AT THIS IMAGE OF MARIE LAVEAU MAY BECOME HAUNTED BY HER!
Story and Photo of Marie Laveau by Grant Hardy
Painting by C.M. Gandolfo ( CHARLES GANDOLFO "VOODOO CHARLIE') (1939-2001) New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Mr. Charles M. Gandolfo is a liberal native New Orleanian with a Creole (French-Spanish) ancestry, and is concerned about environmental issues and civil rights of all citizens. He holds two degrees, one in Fine Arts and the other in Commercial Arts. He owned and operated a hairstyling salon in the French Quarter called "The Salon of the Artist", following in the footsteps of one of the most well known hair dressers of all time, the great Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. A history buff, especially where New Orleans' Voodoo and culture are concerned, he recalls his grandmother's story about about his ancestors having come from Haiti in 1802 after the slave uprisings. The revolt resulted in the burning of the family plantation. His family was then taken in by a Voodoo Mamboo, a close friend. The Mamboo hid them in barrels and placed them on a ship en route to New Orleans. Mr. Gandolfo has provided authentic Voodoo information and rituals for several major motion pictures including, "The Big Easy" and "Angel Heart". He has appeared on "The ABC Morning News", "Larry King Live", and "Good Morning America". He is also the author of several books including, "Voodoo In South Louisiana", "The Voodoo Cookbook", and "How to use your Voodoo Doll".
THE HAUNTED PAINTING OF MADAME MARIE LAVEAU
This real haunted painting of the Marie Laveau some say it will not photograph at all. Others say they feel her cold dead eyes peering through them as they gaze upon it. The actual haunted painting is kept at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum on permanent display. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is believed to be the only museum in the world dedicated to Voodoo and Marie Laveau. Others believe it is Not Marie Laveau but that of CHARLES GANDOLFO "VOODOO CHARLIE' ghost that haunts it. Jerry Gandolfo, who now runs the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum might just have a new ghost haunted painting story tell so just ask.
Many have said not only do their photos of the painting not developed but they have been haunted by the image in their dreams. A well know Voodoo writer and the founder of a local New Orleans Tour company tell personally how they do not take their tours to the Voodoo Museum or instruct visitors to t go see the painting in person on their own in fear that something supernatural may happen that they do not want to be responsible for.
A story told in several secret voodoo circles in New Orleans also speaks of a haunted portrait of CHARLES GANDOLFO "VOODOO CHARLIE, himself by an unknown artist that is also said to be haunted by Gandolfo. The painting is said to reside in a private Bywatervoodoo dovotee's home over a grand black altar dedicated to him. The owner of the painting r is said to be calling on all of the New Orleans Voodoo Queens and asking them to raise him to the status of loa or voodoo saint likened to Marie Laveau. And the Painting of Gandolfo is said to move, and even began to sweat blood the day before hurricane Katrina hit the Cresent City in 2005.
The primary purpose of this museum is to represent the traditional practices of the Voodoo religion in New Orleans. The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum brings together ancient and modern day Voodoo practices. Located in the historic French Quarter, the Museum is an excellent stop for an afternoon walking tour. Our tours highlight the historical importance of Voodoo in New Orleans, along with tales of famous Voodoo Practitioners.
While you are visiting the Museum, you may wish to have one of their practitioners prepare a special Gris-Gris bag just for you or someone you may know. Visiting the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is an interesting and educational experience for followers and skeptics alike.
The Museum houses artifacts of the Great Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Le Musee du Voudou.
Entrance to Museum at 724 Rue Dumaine. The Museum was opened in 1972 by Charles M. Gandolfo and is located in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Another real haunted Marie Laveau hangs in the Cabildo Museum Painting by Frank Schneider.
She was a peculiar character, and one which essentially belongs to an era of Louisiana long since passed away. That remarkable woman died at the advanced age of ninety-eight years, and it is curious that her demise should have happened within a few days of the "eve of good St. John," which is the anniversary of the Voudous, and which has been commemorated by the sect under her regency, for the last forty years, on the twenty-third of June of each year. When the next celebration comes, the Voudous will have no queen and on the eve of St. John Marie Laveau will be voudouing with the ghosts of the past and her charms and incantations, will be of no avail.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Rue Dumaine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone: 504-523-7685 --
TTY: 504 522 5223
Red on Tapestry
The artist Jeanette Spencer, the haunted watercolor painting title is "Red on Tapestry".
Altomonte Springs, Florida Artist Jeanette Spencer passed away from Cancer in 2005. Many who own her original pieces, (prints and watercolors) of art say that they can feel her presence when viewing her many works. One private collector said that he looked at a few of her pieces that he owns and had a strong urge to get in touch with her. When he did contact her family he found out that that was the day she died.
Jeanette's great good fortune to make her living as a full-time writer and artist. Her career, fiction as well as non-fiction, has been mostly in the area of magazines and business publications, but she has also written a book, a children's anthology of ten cat stories, Cats, Cats & More Cats (Royal Fireworks Press, 1996).
Her book, Wolf Song (U.S. Games) was released October 13, 2000, and is based on The Wolf Song Deck, a set of problem solving cards by artist Lew Hartman.
Spencer's Art sells and even many of the prints that are on the market are said to have the same haunted qualities as the originals.
In addition to writing articles, interviews and stories, she is an educational writer as well as a business and procedural writer. As a "tech writer" she designed, written and illustrated everything from articles for magazines such as Middle Easter Dancer and Florida Blue Sheet newsletters to guidelines and procedural manuals for several businesses and colleges.
She was a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She managed to escape with a B.A. in Art and one in History as well as an M.A. in History and Technical Communications.
A Real Haunted Artist
Edvard Munch was born on Dec. 12, 1863, in Loten, Norway. He grew up in Christiania (now Oslo) and studied art under Christian Krohg, a Norwegian naturalistic painter. Munch's parents, a brother, and a sister died while he was still young, which probably explains the bleakness and pessimism of much of his work. Paintings such as The Sick Child (1886), Vampire (1893-94), and Ashes (1894) show his preoccupation with the darker aspects of life. Munch traveled to Paris in 1885, and his work began to show the influence of French painters--first, the impressionists, and then the postimpressionists--as well as art nouveau design. Like many young artists Munch reacted against conventional behavior, and in 1892 he took part in a controversial exhibit in Berlin. His circle of friends included several writers, one of whom was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Munch designed the sets for several of Ibsen's plays.
Between 1892 and 1908, Munch spent much of his time in Paris and Berlin, where he became known for his prints--etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. After 1910 Munch returned to Norway, where he lived and painted until his death. In his later paintings Munch showed more interest in nature, and his work became more colorful and less pessimistic. Munch died in Ekely, near Oslo, on Jan. 23, 1944. He left many of his works to the city of Oslo, which built a museum in his honor.
The Dead Mother
1899-1900 (130 Kb); Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in; Kunsthalle, Bremen
Many say after seeing his many works at the museum or in print they are haunted by the images. So I guess this in away proves that images bring about strong emotions that mess with peoples heads. And general consensus is his paintings are fine where they are I do not want that image in my home or my life!
As we all know many unscrupulous people will put items up on Ebay or other auctions web sites and tell you they are selling real haunted items such as paintings, dolls, haunted or cursed rings. Often they just buy them at garage sales or from the Salvation Army or Goodwill stores and try to pass them off as being the real genuine haunted item.