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This Artist Uses His Own Blood to Paint His Nightmares

This Artist Uses His Own Blood to Paint His Nightmares

Creative freedom and expression is an important tool in an artist's arsenal. In our present day and age artists all over the world are using more materials than ever before to create fascinating, mesmerizing, and incredibly unique art.

Yet for all the creativity we see one artist has managed yet again to raise the bar on molding together emotions and artistic expression and you may find this one a little harder to believe.

Maxime André Taccardi has many titles. He's a teacher, a husband, and a musician. Today, however, it is the badge of artist that takes the center stage. Maxime is currently residing in France and working as an art teacher but is clearly devoting his last years to a passionate endeavor. He is painting intricate and horrifying visions from his dreams and he's doing it with a rather unique and unusual tool: his own blood. 

Have a look for yourself into his nightmares... with 14 of his own creations you'll never get out of your head. 

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1. Bleed

From everywhere? Nowhere?

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2. Demons

Grasping and gasping.

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3. Scream

If these were my nightmares, I'd also probably be painting something horrifying.

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4. Pain

This one is fairly powerful.

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5. The Leper

Is this what Hell is like?

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6. Reflection

Even the brightest images can be consumed with darkness.

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7. Nightmares

Do your demons haunt you?

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8. A Bad Night

Intensity.

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9. Burnt

Piles of Skulls.

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10. Ascension

It's dark and bloody, literally.

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11. Cling Tightly

Grasp what you can.

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12. The Sun and the Moon

Desperate.

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13. Crushing Pain

It's very dark.

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14. Suffocate

It burns.

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He's not the first artist, either, to paint his nightmares. Many of us suffer from extraordinarily painful nightmares that wake us up in cold sweats because they seem so terrifyingly real. But what most of us don't have is the creativity to express these nightmares. Take this Polish guy, for example

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