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Darkwerks: The Art of Brom Paperback – Dec 31 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Paper Tiger; 2nd edition (Dec 31 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855858363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855858367
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 1.3 x 28 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #857,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brom is a fantasy artist who is best known for his work on his work Dark Sun, Deadlands, collectable card games, and book covers. He stands out from Boris & Julie as well as Frank Franzetta partially for the sole reason that most of (though not all) of his portraits contain people who wear clothing, albeit usually something fetish inspired, leather and latex. He has a very distinct style, painting very beautiful moon-skinned redheads and tan wild-elven creatures, which stand along detailed landscapes that insipre the imagination. Some of his work is disturbing (though not quite as disturbing as H.R. Geiger), and mostly very dark (what would you expect from a man who listens to Nick Cave while he paints?) but all of his work is remarkably well composed and masterfully detailed.
Brom has a larger influence than many people realize, for example the evil albino in the recently released movie Time Machine could very well have come directy from the pages of Darkwerks. To get an idea of how popular Brom has become, just type in his name in any search engine (Google works best). Darkwerks is a very good collection of his art, containing very little text and allowing all of the pages to be showcased in full-sized, full-colored glory.
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There is no living artist I envy more than Brom. His paintings are phenomenal in their detail, vision and execution. Dark, erotic and exotic, beautiful, menacing, bewitching and intense, it's gorgeous stuff. But I think the thing which particularly appeals to me about Brom's work is that he seems to share the same idea of what constitutes a beautiful person (surreal and unearthly as many of them may be) as I do. The difference being, of course, that he can put it on paper while I - sadly - cannot. I like fantasy art a lot, but one aspect that I'm often disappointed with is the faces of the people. Brom gets the faces right. In fact, he gets everything right. Just as he does a wonderful representation of beauty, he also has a nice line in creepy, twisted and macabre. I'd love to step into his worlds. 'Darkwerks' is an excellent collection of his creations from various sources, very well produced and presented on high quality paper with crisp, clear reproductions. A great book on a great artist.
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By שיה on July 30 2003
Format: Paperback
I saw this book in a store yesterday. The title, Darkwërks was what first caught my eye. So I picked it up, looked at the covers, back and front, and began to flip through the first pages. I was amused very much by the art created by Brom in his earlier years. For instance, when he was age 6, he drew quite a bloody scene; a body riddled with knives and sharp objects. So, I started to look through the pages. Immediately, I was captivated by his morbidity and uniqueness. The graphic beauty of each picture shot into my eyes and made my heart quicken. I had only planned to glance through the book, but within seconds I had become a slave to each work of art.
While definitely not for the....."Normal" person, anyone who loves the morbid and macabre will love this book with all their heart and soul. Beautiful, beautiful blood and violence. Femme nikita, freaks of nature, tortured souls and Dark Angels fill the pages of this magnificent masterpiece. BUY IT NOW!!! Hah...
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By "con_val" on Oct. 18 2000
Format: Paperback
When I saw that this book was being released again I jumped at the chance to finally get my hands on it..... and I wasn't disappointed! As the title suggests the works are extremely dark, some images even turned my stomach but there is no denying the talent and incredible detail this artist posesses. He is also somewhat of a contradiction, his images are dark and disturbing, yet at the same time he uses the most beautiful and inspiring colours to bring his characters to life. The book also has been published beautifully, you won't find any images lost in the fold, and the introduction is terrific, for a change they have put the artists progression from childhood drawings to today. All I can say is you have to get this book, no fantasy lover's book case is complete without it.......so what are you waiting for!
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I first saw this book some years ago, but stupidly failed to buy a copy before it went out of print. I was greatly releived to see that it`s available again and have remedied my error. The art of Gerald Brom is brilliantly executed and the print quality of this book is well up to Paper Tigers usual standards. Be warned however Darkwerks is a good title for this book and anybody looking for chocolate box art should look elsewhere. If you are willing to take a walk on the dark side however this is as good as it gets.
I have made sure I didn't repeat my mistake of years gone by, as soon as the follow up volume "Offerings" hit the shelf I grabbed a copy, not as immediate as Darkwerks, Broms style has matured and his images remain as hauntingly dark as ever. It is as you would expect excellent.
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Once again Brom has left my imagination running wild. "Darkwerks" brings you some of the most hauntingly beautiful visions of fantasy. Things that were just descriptive prose come to life on page after page of this awesome book. Every painting tells a mystic story of its characters and delves into the subconscious of fantasy lovers everywhere. Don't leave this one to gather dust on a backroom bookshelf. Leave it on the coffee table where everyone can share this master artist's vision.
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