7 Famous Paintings That Are Believed To Be Cursed Or Haunted

Paintings can be a great piece to decorate your house. Painting helps human beings to perceive the world in a profound and unique way. However, there are just some paintings considered to be cursed and besides being so famous, no one wants them in their collection or at their own place.

“The Hands Resist Him”

It was painted by Bill Stoneham in 1972 and is also known as The eBay Haunted Painting. It was first purchased by actor John Marley, (Jack Woltz in The Godfather). Sometime after he passed away, the painting was found on the site of an old brewery, by an elderly Californian couple. They announced the painting on Ebay to sell it back in 2000. According to them,  the painting was cursed or haunted, that the characters in the painting moved during the night, and that they would sometimes leave the painting and enter the room in which it was being displayed.

Some people claimed that simply viewing the photos of the painting made them feel ill or have unpleasant experiences. After all it was sold for $1,025.00 by the Perception Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They contacted Bill Stoneham himself to know more about the story behind the painting. He reported to be surprised by all the stories and strange interpretations of the painting.

But the interesting thing is that the painter recalls that both the owner of the gallery in which the painting was first displayed, and the art critic who reviewed it, died within one year of coming into contact with the painting.

“The anguished man”

It is said, it was painted by a man who had a mental disorder. He used his own blood to create part of the painting and when he finished it he took his life. The painting belongs to the Robinson family, who report that the painting moans and complains at night.

“Lalaurie’s  painting”

In 1997 Ricardo Pustanio painted Madame Delphine Lalaurie, who seems to move through the painting. It is also said that the work sighs and moves around within the New Orleans mansion in which it is located.

“Love letters”

It is located at the Driskill Hotel. Every time visitors approach her or try to stare at her, they claim to feel sick or dizzy while others claim to have levitated when they tried to close their eyes after seeing the girl in this painting.

“The portrait of the Witch Girl”

It belonged to a Spanish man who assured that the painting followed him with her eyes. It is also said that at night a gray silhouette appeared on the side of the painting that many believed is Madame Delphine LaLaurie.

“The portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez”

The fear of the painting has grown so much that visitors to the Hotel Galvez ask permission to the painting if they can contemplate it. They say that if you don’t, the curse that surrounds it will fall on all those who have seen it without authorization.

“The curse of the crying boy”

A workart by Bruno Amadio also known as Giovanni Bragolin.

These paintings are really famous because they are believed to be cursed as it is said that all these children were the painter’s offering to the devil as he make a pact so he would become known as an artist

It is also known that terrible misfortunes fall on all who dare to hang one of those on the walls of their home as in 1985, an Essex firefighter claimed that undamaged copies of the paintings were frequently found amidst the ruins of burned houses.

“The girl…

According to popular legend, it was a self-portrait painted by a young Japanese girl named Sonee. She scanned the image and uploaded onto the web before taking her life.

After it was posted to a Korean forum, many members of the site claimed that the painting was cursed.  Some claimed that if you stared into her blue eyes for more than five minutes, it would make you go mad. Others said that if you look at it long enough, the girl’s ghost would appear and take your life. Another version says that if you stare at the girl, her mouth will turn to an evil smirk and her eyes will get dark.

Would you dare to keep such paintings?

Author: Cece

Translator, proofreader, writer and alien believer.

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