Art Nouveau Aliens

I love this image by Carlos Schwabe posted at BibliOdyssey. It reenforces a sneaking suspicion – looking at H.R. Giger’s work – that there is something reminiscent of art nouveau in his organic sinew (Alien and Necronomicon). The gratuitously dark and captivating cold stare framed by dark braids that could easily be mistaken as segments of an alien digestive system is surprisingly haunting, and gives the woman’s face the same nonhuman quality.

Ironically, both artists are born from Swiss roots.

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