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REVENANT by mistertrece REVENANT by mistertrece
Aerosol spray and kleenex on canvas, 2 coffee, 5 cigarette. Listen to this song [link] watching the image and reading the text. Repainted again with a mix of Montana Air White and Shadow black with a Bone white colors. No fucking layers, just pulse and loud music.

I made months ago a first ink version but i always thought it could be a great spray crap. The pic sucks.

A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, revenans, "returning" (see also the related French verb "revenir", meaning "to come back").

Vivid stories of revenants arose in Western Europe (especially Great Britain, and were later carried by Anglo-Norman invaders to Ireland) during the High Middle Ages. Though later legend and folklore depicts revenants as returning for a specific purpose (e.g., revenge against the deceased's killer), in most Medieval accounts they return to harass their surviving families and neighbours. Revenants share a number of characteristics with folkloric vampires.

Many stories were documented by English historians in the Middle Ages. William of Newburgh wrote in the 1190s, "It would not be easy to believe that the corpses of the dead should sally (I know not by what agency) from their graves, and should wander about to the terror or destruction of the living, and again return to the tomb, which of its own accord spontaneously opened to receive them, did not frequent examples, occurring in our own times, suffice to establish this fact, to the truth of which there is abundant testimony". Stories of revenants were very personal, always about a specific individual who had recently died (unlike the anonymous zombie depicted in modern popular culture), and had a number of common features.

Medieval stories of revenants have common features. Those who return from the dead are wrongdoers in their lifetime, often described as wicked, vain, or unbelievers. Often the revenants are associated with the spreading of disease among the living. The appropriate response is usually exhumation, followed by some form of decapitation, and burning or removal of the heart.
Several stories imply that sucking of blood has occurred.

Because of this, revenants have sometimes been described as "vampires" by a number of authors of popular books about vampire legends, starting with Montague Summers. Medievalists are, however, largely skeptical towards this interpretation, possibly because vampire legends are believed to have originated in Eastern European folklore and became known to the Western public only later through reports coming from the East in the 18th century. Vampires do not appear in Western fiction (with modifications) until the late 18th century and early 19th century, starting with authors such as Robert Southey, Lord Byron and John William Polidori.

However, anthropologists and folklorists tend to blur distinctions between the various forms of "walking dead", for which counterparts exist in the myths and legends of nearly every civilization dating back to earliest history.

William of Newburgh (1136?–1198?) wrote of a number of cases " a warning to posterity." He says these stories were very common and that "were I to write down all the instances of this kind which I have ascertained to have befallen in our times, the undertaking would be beyond measure laborious and troublesome".

One story involves a man of "evil conduct", on the run from the law, who fled from York and made the ill-fated choice to get married. Becoming jealous of his wife, he hid in the rafters of his bedroom and caught her in an act of infidelity with a local young man, but then accidentally fell to the floor mortally wounding himself, and died a few days later. As Newburgh describes:

"A Christian burial, indeed, he received, though unworthy of it; but it did not much benefit him: for issuing, by the handiwork of Satan, from his grave at night-time, and pursued by a pack of dogs with horrible barkings, he wandered through the courts and around the houses while all men made fast their doors, and did not dare to go abroad on any errand whatever from the beginning of the night until the sunrise, for fear of meeting and being beaten black and blue by this vagrant monster."

A number of the townspeople were killed by the monster and so:

"Thereupon snatching up a spade of but indifferent sharpness of edge, and hastening to the cemetery, they began to dig; and whilst they were thinking that they would have to dig to a greater depth, they suddenly, before much of the earth had been removed, laid bare the corpse, swollen to an enormous corpulence, with its countenance beyond measure turgid and suffused with blood; while the napkin in which it had been wrapped appeared nearly torn to pieces. The young men, however, spurred on by wrath, feared not, and inflicted a wound upon the senseless carcass, out of which incontinently flowed such a stream of blood, that it might have been taken for a leech filled with the blood of many persons. Then, dragging it beyond the village, they speedily constructed a funeral pile; and upon one of them saying that the pestilential body would not burn unless its heart were torn out, the other laid open its side by repeated blows of the blunted spade, and, thrusting in his hand, dragged out the accursed heart. This being torn piecemeal, and the body now consigned to the flames...."

In another story Newburgh tells of a woman whose husband recently died. The husband returns from the dead and comes to visit her at night in her bedchamber and he "...not only terrified her on awaking, but nearly crushed her by the insupportable weight of his body." This goes on for three nights, and the revenant goes on to repeat these nocturnal visits with other nearby family and neighbours and "...thus become a like serious nuisance", eventually extending his walks in the broad daylight around the village. Eventually the problem was solved by the bishop of Lincoln who wrote a letter of absolution, upon which the man's tomb was opened wherein it was seen his body was still there, the letter was placed on his chest, and the tomb re-interred and sealed.
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RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Very unsettling! Great work!

mistertrece Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again bro!
RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist

Antinicole Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like the body is out of sand
very creepy... but in this "OMG THIS IS SO FUCKING EPIC" way :D
mistertrece Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha WOW thank you!! With some light, the figure seems to move, believe me! I never thought youŽll like my creepy stuff, so is a really good new for me!!! Thank you!!!
Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
My favourite artist is Clive barker ^^ so I like creepy art very much :D
mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool!! Yeah, Clive Barker is great!!! Excellent taste my friend, what are your fav horror movies?
Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
horror is my favourite genre so this is a question hard to answer for me....
of course Hellraiser, Suspiria, Texas chainsaw massacre(1974 of course), the silent house ( the original 2010 not the US remake :fear:)
the uninvited guest, trick or treat, a tale of to sisters, the thing (if this counts to horror), Squad, Sinister
mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn if you take a look to my profile i made a poll talking about horror movies, you can read all that movies as my fav stuff ever!!! Specially Suspiria, Texas Chainsaw, Trick Or Treat.... Even that stuff made me make music!! YouŽve an excellent taste and youŽre amazing.

What abut asian horror movies?
Antinicole Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read it :D and recognized again that my english is very bad I read "least favourite" and thought to myself "why are they all writing their favourites
and then reading the poll again  me ----->:facepalm:
u are musician? (or did I get this wrong again xD)

I can only return that compliment to you!

Yeah the asian stuff I haven`t seen to many but I liked Cinderella very much, the whispering corridors series, also I liked 3 extremes but rampoNoire is the better one in my eyes,
too Sir with love, the wig, shadows in the palace and dek hor wich is one of my favourites but its not that "horror".
give me give me recommendations : )
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