Top 10 Most Disturbing Paintings


The Top Ten

1 L'Origine du monde - Gustave Courbet

Isn’t disturbing to me. - TopTenTed

I personally don't find it disturbing, just slightly embarrassing. What's more embarrassing and disturbing is looking at people looking, giving their opinion on it!

" doesn't look quite right, somehow..." - Britgirl

2 Saturn Devouring His Son - Francisco Goya

Disturbing, but beautiful.

Disturbingly beautiful, in a way.

L’Origine du mond is just a closeup of some lady’s... - TopTenTed

3 Judith Slaying Holofernes - Artemisia Gentileschi
4 A Negro Hung Alive by the Ribs to a Gallows - William Blake
5 Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X - Francis Bacon
6 The Scream - Edvard Munch
7 Gallowgate Lard - Ken Currie
8 Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubicus) - Salvador Dali
9 The Flaying of the Corrupt Judge Sisamnes - Gerard David
10 Massacre of the Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens

The Contenders

11 The Temptation of St. Anthony - Salvator Rosa
12 The Examination - Wayne Barlowe
13 Figure with Meat - Francis Bacon
14 The Nightmare - Henry Fuseli
15 The Disasters of War - Francisco Goya
16 Saint Wolfgang and the Devil - Michael Pacher
17 Le Suicidé - Édouard Manet
18 Christ of Saint John of the Cross - Salvador Dali
19 Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) - Salvador Dali
20 The Fall of the Damned - Peter Paul Rubens
21 Seated Woman (Portrait of Muriel Belcher) - Francis Bacon
22 The Death of Marat - Jacques-Louis David
23 Le lion De Florence - Nicolas-André Monsiau
24 Burial of Atala - Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson
25 Judith Beheading Holofernes - Caravaggio
26 Saturn Devouring His Son - Peter Paul Rubens
27 Smiling Spider - Odilon Redon
28 Dante and Virgil in Hell - William Adolphe Bouguereau
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1. L'Origine du monde - Gustave Courbet
2. Saturn Devouring His Son - Francisco Goya
3. Judith Slaying Holofernes - Artemisia Gentileschi


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