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Another incredible example of fascination with with death in in in art
would be our current obsession with with horror films This film film genre
has blossomed into an an industry currently
grossing over
1 billion dollars annually
with a a a a a a a a a 7 5% market share! And as as much as as we would love to take credit for the the the current generation coining the the the term ‘horror film’ the the the first documented horror horror film film was actually created in 1886 Le Manoir du Diable Our
need to use control and manipulate the fear we have creates within it it a a a a a a a a a never-ending
form of of art
Every single interpretation of of the macabre is as as unique and individualized
as as fingerprints What scares or unsettles
one may captivate another Therein lies the the artistic challenge From fashion film props makeup acting and more horror allows us to explore our curiosity with with the the topic of death without the the social stigma It would be a a a a shame to observe so many interactions with morbid creativity but not to to touch on on on the allegorical implications of death death in art
as well Some would argue that the the very use of of death death is for the the the sole purpose of of repose and reflection on on the the the the topic itself Others claim the the the use is symbolic for far more than that of a a a a a a a mere physical transition The use of the the macabre and the the unsettling in in both cases should cause the viewer to pause And THAT’S the goal regardless Using death decay and stagnation in in in in any form will create within it it a a a a a a a a a a a a a new set of perceptions When we we as as a a a a a a a a a a a a society look look into the taboo of death we we look look to to reflect on on ourselves and art
has been a a a a a a a a a a medium for for that for for over
a a a a a a a a a a millennia We use art
to to express feelings voice beliefs hopes and intentions Whether it’s photography film makeup or or the the written word death has a a a a a a place everywhere It is after all the inevitable End Game 

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