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Ghostly Painted Figures Haunt the Corridors of This Asylum

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When Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione went exploring an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy, he found a suitably creepy canvas for his painting project “1000 Shadows.”
 
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The art series, compiled by the site Arrested Motion, depicts ghostlike silhouette figures, cryptic inscriptions and twisted semi-human forms...
 
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… and seems right at home among the crumbling corridors of this long-dead facility.
 
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The designs are both chilling and heartbreaking, as he captures the despair, angush and rage that seems to permeate the broken fixtures and seeps through the peeling plaster.
 
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You can see more of Baglione's work, most of which is not nearly as creepy as this series, at his official site. The text is in Portuguese, but art is a universal launguage (and so is music, as you can see he's a Slayer fan).
 
Thanks to Laughing Squid for bringing this gallery to our attention.
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