Jaroslav Panuška painted many of the creepy, downright disturbing artworks below in the early 1900s. At a time when such nightmarish images would have been anathema to the mores of society, he explored our inner fears of death and abandonment. His paintings practically ooze a sense of melancholy loneliness; just looking at these paintings can fill the viewer with the sensation of an icy hand slowly gripping their soul. Panuška painted the monsters that have haunted us for centuries, and makes them hauntingly real. Imagining that these paintings are over a century old is mind-blowing.
via Dangerous Minds