TITLE Art Print
Archival Epson Matte Paper
From the Artist
Oil on Panel, 11×14, 2012.
My first horror portrait. Completed for the HP Lovecraft art show in Nashville,
H.P. Lovecraft, a renowned American writer of weird and horror fiction, has left an indelible mark on the literary world with his influential contributions to the horror genre. Lovecraft’s works, often characterized by cosmic horror and the unknown, have captivated readers for decades. From the mysterious and malevolent entities in his tales, such as Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep, to the eerie settings of his stories, like the fictional New England towns, Lovecraft’s unique storytelling has inspired generations of writers and artists. Delving into the depths of existential dread and the fragility of the human mind, Lovecraft’s legacy endures, making him a seminal figure in the realm of speculative fiction.
H.P. Lovecraft, despite his significant contributions to the horror genre, is also known for his regrettable and short-sighted views on race. Lovecraft’s writings, especially in his private correspondences, revealed prejudiced beliefs and xenophobic sentiments that were reflective of the racial prejudices of his time. His racial views, which often included offensive stereotypes and discriminatory language, have rightfully drawn criticism. It is essential to acknowledge and condemn these aspects of Lovecraft’s personal beliefs while appreciating his literary contributions. Modern readers are encouraged to approach Lovecraft’s work critically, recognizing the need to confront and reject the prejudiced perspectives embedded in his writings.
About Michael Bielaczyc
Michael Bielaczyc has been working professionally in the art field since 2001 when he founded Aradani Studios with his brother Paul. Together they have exhibited across America selling both their artwork and costuming. He works in many mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite.
In 2012, Michael started Lone Wanderer Entertainment with his long time friend Dane Clark Collins to publish books based in their dark fantasy world – Atheles. Since then he has authored 4 books and created the SagaBorn RPG system.