Tentacles art is a contemporary art form that involves paintings of tentacular creatures like octopus, squid and the giant leviathan of many fantasy fictions and maritime myths – the Kraken. Even though a bit hard to contemplate and interpret, tentacles art is something that is unique and quite exemplary in its own way of imagination.
Here are some of the more popular tentacle arts that have our mind captured.
1. The Last Caress – Christiana Ridgeway
Popular online fantasy artist Christina Ridgeway graces the canvas by painting a woman with a baby octopus with giant tentacles spreading all around her like a halo. It is a fascinating vision to behold as it gives off a great combination or sensuality and artistic pleasure at the same time.
2. The Dream Of The Fisherman’s Wife – Hokusai
‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife’ is a woodblock-printed design by the Japanese artist Hokusai. An illustration of a popular Japanese erotica theme published in the 1800s, it is one of the earliest samples of tentacles art in the history of the genre. It is path-breaking in its content and boldness, keeping art above anything and everything else.
3. Creature – Robert Bowen
This creepy and quite scary piece of art is created by surrealistic painter Robert Bowen. It brings together the human and oceanic element in a very crude and wanton manner of artistic speech.
Octopussy – Robert Bowen
Created by the same artist, this painting has the cuteness of a kitten and the frightening grasp of an under-oceanic feel of tentacles together. The artist seems to be really a fan of tentacle art.
The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg – Takashi Murakami
The famous author and painter’s brainchild is a terrific piece of art, combining surreal fantasy and the creepiness of tentacles to tell a Japanese tale full of artistic references. To see more of his paintings, click here.