THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARES OF ZDZISLAW BEKSINSKI
Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski (24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński’s later paintings.
The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus),was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived.The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago in Siberia. The Irish Elk stood about 6.9 ft tall at the shoulders carrying the largest antlers of any known cervid.