Inspired By The Bancroft Prompt: Fantasy Destinations :
If I could choose a painting to spend one day, one hour, or even a very long night inside of, I would choose a painting by Franz Von Stuck.
Because they are full of monsters and unhinged desire-in his works passion, fear and beauty are mashed up and then it all goes right off the rails.
If I had the chance to know what’s it’s like to be let off of my chain and run.
It’s a dream of mine to have the nerve to do that.
In planning my Von Stuck inspired Destination Trip even a trip to Hell is not out of the question.
I am captivated by the story the ” Inferno” tells because in this painting there are faces and bodies occupying ever square inch- even the flames seems to reflect the images of the damned.
Still, each figure is alone in it’s own way and oblivious to what is around them.
At least that I what I think and I am curious enough to ask them if that’s the case.
But that is Hell isn’t it? Feeling alone in an ocean of souls.
The worlds that Von Stuck created in his portraits have a sense of danger, adventure and humor- there is a lot of smiling going on in his works.
They’re wolfish smiles.
But does that matter?
Not to me, not if I’m planning my Fantasy Destination.
In fact, I would prefer to meet a wolf or two along the way.
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