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Videos: Bosch and Brueghel Get Animated for Halloween

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If your need for the macabre this Halloween goes beyond cute kids in costumes and Hallmark notions of creepy, this animated look at two giants of art history, Hieronymus Bosch and Brueghel the Elder, should transport you to those depraved depths you crave.

We'll start with a jaunty video by Eli Rosen based on the drawing Big Fish Eat Little Fish by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

This next video, by Dobromil Nosek, is based on Bosch's Seven Sins. Unfortunately, we only get an enticing glimpse of three of the seven.

Ray Koefoed's music video, A Plague on You, is based on Brueghel's Triumph of Death and ups the ante on the creepiness factor.

Ready for more? Andrey Zakirzyanov's edgy Break the Silence music video is a mash-up of Bosch and Brueghel imagery with a cameo appearance by a certain someone from the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

I've saved the most gruesome for last, Buckethead's video for Spokes for the Wheel of Torment. Based on several paintings by Bosch, it is not for the faint of heart. You have been forewarned.

Happy Halloween!

Cross-posted from Jane Chafin's Offramp Gallery Blog