The notoriety: paintings, next to which you do not want to be
Looking at the recognized masterpieces of world art, the audience did not cease to admire the skill of the artist and are ready to consider the canvas for hours. However, there are pictures, after watching that remains an unpleasant aftertaste. Some are even inclined to say that they pose a clear negative energy.
"Hands Resist Him" ( "Hands oppose him"), Bill Stoneham
The work of the American surrealist artist Bill Stounhema "Hands Resist Him" ( "Hands oppose him") has become quite the resonance pattern. The artist painted the picture in 1972. As a basis he took his baby pictures, where, as a young boy, standing at the house with her sister. The painting Stounhema stands a boy, and a yard with him a doll the size of a baby girl. In the background, behind the door pressed against children's hands.
First, the picture went to the American art critic, then to the actor, and then lost. Painting accidentally found a young family, and hung in the bedroom of the child. The first night, the girl ran to the parents' bedroom, screaming that "the children in the picture are fighting." After a couple of nights, the father found the child in the room with the camera motion sensor. Per night cameras are triggered 4 times. From paintings were quick to get rid of. A few years later at the auctions where the picture was exhibited, many complained that after watching them became ill.
The author himself described the "Hands Resist Him" as follows: door separates the world of dreams and reality, the doll - a guide to the world of dreams. Hands behind the door - the alternative of life or ability.
"Crying Boy", Giovanni Bragolin
The painting by the Italian artist Giovanni Bragolina "Crying Boy" has a very bad name. It is believed that the master painted a portrait of his son. But by order of the child did not cry, so my father periodically lit his face matches. Fire child was afraid more than anything else. Of course, the boy's mind was broken, and he allegedly shouted words: "Burn you, myself!"
In 1960-70 the working class in Britain has been very popular Reproduction of "Crying Boy". There have been sold in the country 50 000 reproductions.
The notoriety of a painting appeared in 1985, after the publication in the newspaper "Sun" articles of a woman who claimed that after a severe fire of her house, survived only a cheap reproduction of "Crying Boy". Then came a few more such evidence. Excitement around "damn" picture was growing at a rate of snow coma. The newspaper in the battle for readers only fanned sensation. In the end, the fire department issued a statement that the picture is not to blame for the fires. The fact that it does not burn, can be attributed to the high density of paper and, given the huge number of sold portraits, it is not surprising that some of them are in their homes, where the fires occurred.
"Female Rain", Svetlana Taurus
The painting "Woman Rain", written by the artist Svetlana Taurus in 1996, also inspires a certain hostility to those who happen to see it. Canvas three times to buy and the same time the artist returned back. Svetlana herself told me that painted a picture of the whole basis of 5 hours, if someone took her hand. The first customer has hung "Female Rain" in his bedroom, but two weeks later the artist phoned with a request to pick up a sheet. Allegedly, she had the feeling of being in an apartment for someone else. Next the buyer faced with the fact that a woman from the painting he dreamed of, depriving the rest. The man returned the painting and even money-back did not take. The third client found out about infamous painting, considered himself a person not superstitious, and bought it. At first everything was fine, but the man did not give rest white woman's eyes, there were headaches, insomnia. In general, now, "Woman of rain" is in its creator.
"The Adoration of the Magi", Pieter Brueghel the Elder
On the creation of the painting "The Adoration of the Magi" by the Dutch artist Pieter Brueghel he spent two years. Virgin Mary, he painted with his cousin. Unfortunately, my cousin was barren, that often went for her husband beaten. It is believed that infertility "Virgin Mary" effect on the picture, and all those who acquired it, had no children of 10-12 years.
These paintings-not only, from which arises the creeps.