As anyone who has read H.P. Lovecraft "The Call of Cthulhu" (or seen the film adaptation) knows, artists have always been particiularily sensitive to the messages of the Great Old Ones. They often end up painting Mythos motifs whether they realize it or not. And Norwegian artsts are not immune from this.
One particularily shining - and recent - example is Johannes Høie, while a restrospective of Norwegian surrealist art at Oslo's Stenersen Museum demonstrated that not only young artists like Mr. Høie have fallen under the spell of the Mythos. Lord Bassington-Bassington recently waddled through this exhibition, and was struck by the sheer number of clearly Lovecraftian themes being on display.
Some of these pictures are just snapped with an iPhone - we apologise for the poor quality, but thought it worthwhile to share them with our readers anyway.
Adolph Denis Horn's "Demon and Cathedral with light" from 1971 clearly depicts the multi-dimensional chaos that is Yog-Sothoth. While Horn's website also has some great depictions that can only be dream-sent images of R'Lyeh.
While Bjørn Bjarre's "Abstract feeling 61" is an obvious depiction of a shoggoth.
And this picture by Marianne Heske obviously shows the unnatural matings happening around a certain decrepit Massachusets fishing town, and the so-called "Innsmouth look" that results from it.
While Hege E. Nyborg's "Hearing Voices II" should require no comment for any Lovecraftian...
(In Sweden, of course, people with a hankering for Lovecraftian art have Mr. Kvant of Scania for guidance).
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