Friday the 13th and Art sort of have a lot in common. For sarters, art stems from history,which transforms in a way of thinking and in turn develops a supernatural construct when viewed by the world. The main difference is the state of mind, and the viewers perception when viewing Art or Friday the 13th. The frequency of the "dreaded" day is few and far in-between, but Art is everyday and is not viewed as superstitious;although, it has been know to contain superstitious content.
The first example of Art of which maybe perceived as having superstitious content is the work of Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978). Giorgio's dynamic compositions work well using perspective and supernatural content to create landscapes of what some call metaphysical or surreal. However, there was no hocus-pocus to the painting methods of Giorgio's paintings. The artist used a a classical approach to painting in regards to light source,perspective and some subject matter. This type of work yielded the depth needed to capture the viewers attention.
Some viewers of his work may see a similar motif here to another artist who became very well known for his surreal subject matter... .
I want to leave you with a quote- "A black cat crossing your path signifies the animal is going some where", Groucho Marx.
Below you will find some books about the artist as reference or purchase to add to your library. In addition the video below shows examples of his work.
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