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Halloween Countdown, Day 10

Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione has somehow managed to make an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy even spookier with his paintings of shadows.

The way Baglione’s "shadows" creep out from disused wheelchairs and lurk ominously on the walls seems to evoke the poor souls who used to inhabit the place.

The work is part of Baglione’s "1000 Shadows" project, where he paints silhouettes on floors and walls. (Thanks to gods_lil_rocker.)

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One of my first thoughts on seeing Baglione's haunting works at this former psychiatric hospital was of the immortal Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
’T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur, — you ’re straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.


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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 10th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, good point. ::shudder:: What a show that was. Are you watching Coven? We've DVRed it. I'm anxious to see how it is. I really enjoyed the first two American Horror Story seasons.
gilda_elise
Oct. 11th, 2013 10:50 am (UTC)
We've DVRed it, too. I'll probably watch it this weekend. I loved the first season, but the second was a bit too "slasher movie" for me. I'm hoping this next season follows more traditional horror lines.