Fear in Painting
An exhibition that’s timed nicely for the spookiest time of year, this collection of paintings is inspired by a best-selling book, Kowai-e (Scary Paintings), which was penned by the art historian Kyoko Nakano. By and large, it’s a collection of modern European paintings and prints, which are arranged in thematic groupings such as myth, reality, and history. In some cases, the imagery of the works is enough to give you the shivers, while other pieces require a back story to send a chill up your spine.
Image: German Von Bohn, The Death of Cleopatra, 1841, oil painting, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France © RMN-Grand Palais / Gérard Blot / distributed by AMF