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Gothic painting developed half a century later than Gothic sculpture, around the turn of the thirteenth century. The most important and innovative paintings of psychological horror in the early nineteenth century were created by Francisco Goya. Anne Cranny-Francis proposes that H. R. Giger's work deals with 'the traditional preoccupations of the Gothic fear, desire, sex, torture, bodily mutilation' and 'uses conventional Gothic images and strategies' such as 'darkness' and 'bodily fragmentation'. Félicien Rops's aquatints and etchings of a sexual and fetishistic nature are justifiably admired by Gothic artists but M. R. James's haunting short story 'The Mezzotint' returned to antiquarian engravings in order to express deep anxieties about dynastic guilt. Whilst acknowledging the graphic art linked to the early career of Black Sabbath, the first posters for Goth rock groups had a DIY style evolved from Punk fanzine art.

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Gothic effigy

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