Mood: Mysterious

Photography, Pigment, sweat and nothing else... III, Gersony Silva

Pigment, sweat and nothing else... III

Gersony Silva

Photography - 120 x 79 x 1 cm Photography - 47.2 x 31.1 x 0.4 inch

$2,257

Photography, Oblivion 3, Reza Khatir

Oblivion 3

Reza Khatir

Photography - 30 x 60 cm Photography - 11.8 x 23.6 inch

$818

Painting, Santorin ou le mythe du chaos, Corinne Medina Saludo

Santorin ou le mythe du chaos

Corinne Medina Saludo

Painting - 100 x 30 x 0.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch

$1,918

Painting, Blues waves, Pierre Riollet

Blues waves

Pierre Riollet

Painting - 100 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$4,288

Painting, Windmaster, Alex Lavrov

Windmaster

Alex Lavrov

Painting - 71.1 x 50.8 x 1.9 cm Painting - 28 x 20 x 0.75 inch

$2,560

Painting, De rose et d'envol, Annie Tremsal

De rose et d'envol

Annie Tremsal

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1 inch

$4,936

Painting, A la renverse, Catherine Lopès-Curval

A la renverse

Catherine Lopès-Curval

Painting - 130 x 97 x 2 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,400

Painting, Moonlight, Serhii Cherniakovskyi

Moonlight

Serhii Cherniakovskyi

Painting - 70 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,500

Photography, Under The Moon's Pale Light, Sinden Collier

Under The Moon's Pale Light

Sinden Collier

Photography - 41 x 51 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16.1 x 20.1 x 0 inch

$1,805

Photography, The Dance of the Geisha, Kiritin Beyer

The Dance of the Geisha

Kiritin Beyer

Photography - 102 x 102 x 0.1 cm Photography - 40.2 x 40.2 x 0 inch

$1,692

Painting, Refuge au bord du monde, Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Refuge au bord du monde

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Painting - 80 x 80 x 1 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,692

Photography, The Curve is the Shortest Path to Beauty, Antoine Buttafoghi

The Curve is the Shortest Path to Beauty

Antoine Buttafoghi

Photography - 120 x 80 cm Photography - 47.2 x 31.5 inch

$1,580

Painting, Magellan, Gaëlle Wagner

Magellan

Gaëlle Wagner

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,241

Photography, Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte, Philippe Ramette

Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins: la carte

Philippe Ramette

Photography - 100 x 80 cm Photography - 39.4 x 31.5 inch

$11,960

Painting, Sans titre, Apo

Sans titre

Apo

Painting - 29.7 x 21 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 inch

$135

Fine Art Drawings, Songe d'Hiver, Orphné Achéron

Songe d'Hiver

Orphné Achéron

Fine Art Drawings - 28 x 19.5 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11 x 7.7 inch

$790

Painting, Homotopy X, Vladimir Kolosov

Homotopy X

Vladimir Kolosov

Painting - 71.1 x 55.9 x 0.6 cm Painting - 28 x 22 x 0.25 inch

$1,850

Painting, Brume, Chloé Malard

Brume

Chloé Malard

Painting - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,934

Painting, 35-Arbre bleu, Thomas Berthier

35-Arbre bleu

Thomas Berthier

Painting - 70 x 50 cm Painting - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$1,354

Painting, On avance malgré ce ciel lourd, Maryse Chatron Kriloff

On avance malgré ce ciel lourd

Maryse Chatron Kriloff

Painting - 80 x 80 x 1.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.6 inch

$1,692

Photography, The creation of blood and bones, Brooke Shaden

The creation of blood and bones

Brooke Shaden

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$959

Painting, Sailor, Thomas Berthier

Sailor

Thomas Berthier

Painting - 105 x 60 cm Painting - 41.3 x 23.6 inch

$903

Photography, ContemplatlO, Louis Blanc

ContemplatlO

Louis Blanc

Photography - 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,128

Painting, Cenizas y diamantes VII, Cecilia Méndez Casariego

Cenizas y diamantes VII

Cecilia Méndez Casariego

Painting - 33 x 45 x 0.3 cm Painting - 13 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

$600

Painting, L'île habitée, André Laurenti

L'île habitée

André Laurenti

Painting - 46 x 55 x 2 cm Painting - 18.1 x 21.7 x 0.8 inch

$2,031

Painting, Smoking Girl, Zapata

Smoking Girl

Zapata

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$767

Painting, Le chien jaune, Victorine Follana

Le chien jaune

Victorine Follana

Painting - 40 x 40 x 4 cm Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch

$1,106 $995

Painting, Ombre Portée, Carlo Maiolini

Ombre Portée

Carlo Maiolini

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,015

Sculpture, Memoire, Seyhan Hanotte

Memoire

Seyhan Hanotte

Sculpture - 40 x 19 x 31 cm Sculpture - 15.7 x 7.5 x 12.2 inch

$1,354

Photography, L'aube, oublier revoir  Syracuse n°3/6, Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

L'aube, oublier revoir Syracuse n°3/6

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Photography - 90 x 120 x 1 cm Photography - 35.4 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch

$1,692

Photography, The Glave, Antoine Buttafoghi

The Glave

Antoine Buttafoghi

Photography - 80 x 100 cm Photography - 31.5 x 39.4 inch

$1,580

Fine Art Drawings, Songe abyssal, Agnès Tiollier

Songe abyssal

Agnès Tiollier

Fine Art Drawings - 70 x 100 x 0.25 cm Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,354

Painting, Into the storm, Maria Esmar

Into the storm

Maria Esmar

Painting - 120 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 47.2 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$2,934

Painting, Reality is a dream, Maria Esmar

Reality is a dream

Maria Esmar

Painting - 122 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 48 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$3,723

Sculpture, Xare BI 22042, Marianne Cresson

Xare BI 22042

Marianne Cresson

Sculpture - 195 x 45 x 10 cm Sculpture - 76.8 x 17.7 x 3.9 inch

$1,241

Painting, Rêveries, Roseline Al Oumami

Rêveries

Roseline Al Oumami

Painting - 195 x 130 x 2 cm Painting - 76.8 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch

$6,995

Photography, 0XB026FB03, Eric Petr

0XB026FB03

Eric Petr

Photography - 20 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 7.9 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$677

Painting, The Visit, Niki Singleton

The Visit

Niki Singleton

Painting - 127 x 74.6 x 3 cm Painting - 50 x 29.4 x 1.2 inch

$7,864

Photography, Une île #10 gagner la rive n°21/30, Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Une île #10 gagner la rive n°21/30

Anne Eliayan et Christian Pic

Photography - 60 x 80 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Painting, Porte - Sans Titre, Meteo Meteo

Porte - Sans Titre

Meteo Meteo

Painting - 29.7 x 21 x 0.1 cm Painting - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$107

Photography, Regard Blanc - Digital art digigraphie, Claire Giraudeau

Regard Blanc - Digital art digigraphie

Claire Giraudeau

Photography - 70 x 50 cm Photography - 27.6 x 19.7 inch

$282

Painting, L'inconnue, Emily Starck

L'inconnue

Emily Starck

Painting - 66 x 66 x 2 cm Painting - 26 x 26 x 0.8 inch

$1,128

Photography, Sans titre, Helga Stüber-Nicolas

Sans titre

Helga Stüber-Nicolas

Photography - 20.5 x 20.5 x 4 cm Photography - 8.1 x 8.1 x 1.6 inch

$632

Painting, Terriblement Bleu, Sophie Duplain

Terriblement Bleu

Sophie Duplain

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1 inch

$2,595 $1,817

Painting, Tapis N°4 #2, Philippe Saucourt

Tapis N°4 #2

Philippe Saucourt

Painting - 80 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,975

Painting, Amy, Danny O'Connor

Amy

Danny O'Connor

Painting - 91 x 51 x 2 cm Painting - 35.8 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch

$5,120

Print, Immersio 100, Oriol Texidor

Immersio 100

Oriol Texidor

Print - 42 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print - 16.5 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$677

Painting, La femme au cobra, Lionel le Jeune

La femme au cobra

Lionel le Jeune

Painting - 43 x 32 x 2 cm Painting - 16.9 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,072 $965

Painting, Hidden Light II, Daniela Pasqualini

Hidden Light II

Daniela Pasqualini

Painting - 91.4 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm Painting - 36 x 48 x 2 inch

$3,400

Painting, Monde rouge, Âme Sauvage

Monde rouge

Âme Sauvage

Painting - 40 x 50 x 2.4 cm Painting - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.9 inch

$395

Painting, Intense nuit, Âme Sauvage

Intense nuit

Âme Sauvage

Painting - 30 x 30 x 2.4 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.9 inch

$169

Photography, Dijon, the shadow, Fabien Olart

Dijon, the shadow

Fabien Olart

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Sans titre, Exit serie, Baptiste Laurent

Sans titre, Exit serie

Baptiste Laurent

Painting - 90 x 90 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 inch

$2,144

Painting, Sans titre, Exit serie, Baptiste Laurent

Sans titre, Exit serie

Baptiste Laurent

Painting - 90 x 90 x 3 cm Painting - 35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch

$2,234

Photography, Temporal Disorder - 17, Radu Corneliu Sarion

Temporal Disorder - 17

Radu Corneliu Sarion

Photography - 40 x 50 x 0.2 cm Photography - 15.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch

$564

Painting, Abs_Corals, Tani Telas

Abs_Corals

Tani Telas

Painting - 50 x 60 x 1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$406

Painting, Reverie, Joyce Fournier

Reverie

Joyce Fournier

Painting - 71.1 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm Painting - 28 x 48 x 1.5 inch

$1,880

Painting, IMPRESSION D'ÂME, Tani Telas

IMPRESSION D'ÂME

Tani Telas

Painting - 38 x 46 x 1 cm Painting - 15 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

$271

Painting, Onslow Crossing, Joost Verhagen

Onslow Crossing

Joost Verhagen

Painting - 100 x 230 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 90.6 x 1.2 inch

$6,093

Painting, A thought, Galya Popova

A thought

Galya Popova

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,862

Photography, Série: Natura facit saltus - deplacage (Entpanzerung), Edgar Lissel

Série: Natura facit saltus - deplacage (Entpanzerung)

Edgar Lissel

Photography - 120 x 90 x 0.1 cm Photography - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0 inch

$9,026

Painting, Entre deux boules quies, Thomas Loyatho

Entre deux boules quies

Thomas Loyatho

Painting - 130 x 162 x 3 cm Painting - 51.2 x 63.8 x 1.2 inch

$4,513

Painting, Le Cocon, Mea Ambrozo

Le Cocon

Mea Ambrozo

Painting - 33 x 41 x 1 cm Painting - 13 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch

$2,708

Painting, Clint Eastwood's Grave, Lionel le Jeune

Clint Eastwood's Grave

Lionel le Jeune

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$621 $559

Painting, Lucid dream, Emily Starck

Lucid dream

Emily Starck

Painting - 110 x 96 x 3 cm Painting - 43.3 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch

$2,934

Painting, Échos de l’Univers, Laurent Folco

Échos de l’Univers

Laurent Folco

Painting - 102 x 155 x 3 cm Painting - 40.2 x 61 x 1.2 inch

$10,719

Painting, Le repli, Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

Le repli

Sylvie Julkowski-Egard

Painting - 73 x 92 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,692

Painting, Bleu rouge, Safia Wosth

Bleu rouge

Safia Wosth

Painting - 50 x 61 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 24 x 0.8 inch

$564

Painting, Au coeur de l'eau, Safia Wosth

Au coeur de l'eau

Safia Wosth

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$564

Photography, Movement 26, Kalliope Amorphous

Movement 26

Kalliope Amorphous

Photography - 50.8 x 40.6 cm Photography - 20 x 16 inch

$3,500

Print, Feuillage, Aurélie Trabaud

Feuillage

Aurélie Trabaud

Print - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$316

Painting, Variation #12 (série méditation), José Luis Lopez Lara

Variation #12 (série méditation)

José Luis Lopez Lara

Painting - 25.7 x 37.7 cm Painting - 10.1 x 14.8 inch

$451

Painting, Autoportrait face au rideau, Carmen Selma

Autoportrait face au rideau

Carmen Selma

Painting - 73 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 28.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$8,243

Fine Art Drawings, La forêt enchantée, Cekyka Art

La forêt enchantée

Cekyka Art

Fine Art Drawings - 29.7 x 21 x 0.02 cm Fine Art Drawings - 11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch

$394

Painting, Invocation, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Invocation

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Painting - 100 x 73 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,821

Painting, The other side of the Moon, Alice-Anne Augustin

The other side of the Moon

Alice-Anne Augustin

Painting - 30 x 40 x 2 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch

$260

Fine Art Drawings, Curva 3, J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Curva 3

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Fine Art Drawings - 108 x 158 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 42.5 x 62.2 x 0.4 inch

$2,573

Fine Art Drawings, Dessein 22, J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Dessein 22

J/Y Delaunay-Israël

Fine Art Drawings - 108 x 188 x 1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 42.5 x 74 x 0.4 inch

$2,539

Fine Art Drawings, Death town, Cekyka Art

Death town

Cekyka Art

Fine Art Drawings - 21 x 29.7 x 0.02 cm Fine Art Drawings - 8.3 x 11.7 x 0 inch

$450

Painting, Tableau original bleu en peinture acrylique Abysse, Julien Abstrait

Tableau original bleu en peinture acrylique Abysse

Julien Abstrait

Painting - 60 x 80 x 4 cm Painting - 23.6 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch

$846

Painting, Wings of the moon, Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Wings of the moon

Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Painting - 100 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,000

Painting, Fantomes, Sylvie Cappe

Fantomes

Sylvie Cappe

Painting - 65 x 92 x 1.5 cm Painting - 25.6 x 36.2 x 0.6 inch

$1,038

Painting, Gold sky, Brigitte Dravet

Gold sky

Brigitte Dravet

Painting - 100 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$3,836

Painting, Calm day, Galya Popova

Calm day

Galya Popova

Painting - 100 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,385

Painting, Mysterious space, Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Mysterious space

Alisa Onipchenko-Cherniakovska

Painting - 90 x 80 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$2,500

Painting, Vague à l'âme, Lisbeth Buonanno

Vague à l'âme

Lisbeth Buonanno

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$4,513

Painting, Les apparences trompeuses, Lisbeth Buonanno

Les apparences trompeuses

Lisbeth Buonanno

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch

$4,513

Sculpture, Itzamná, Erik Ebeling

Itzamná

Erik Ebeling

Sculpture - 53 x 23 x 23 cm Sculpture - 20.9 x 9.1 x 9.1 inch

$4,200

Painting, Hidden place, Mea Ambrozo

Hidden place

Mea Ambrozo

Painting - 46 x 33 x 1 cm Painting - 18.1 x 13 x 0.4 inch

$3,385

Painting, La fille étrange, Sylvie Cappe

La fille étrange

Sylvie Cappe

Painting - 50 x 39.5 x 1.5 cm Painting - 19.7 x 15.6 x 0.6 inch

$271

Mood: Mysterious

Most artworks contain an element of mystery. As written by Cennino Cennini in his 15th-century artist's guide The Craftsman's Handbook, the concept of mystery can be defined as “the art of eliciting unseen things hidden in the shadow of natural ones, and serving to demonstrate as real the things that are not." This mystery, by suggesting that there is something more behind the surface, draws us into a work and makes us want to know more. 

Artworks that privilege the mysterious are far from new. The Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch produced disturbing and dream-like works in the 15th and 16th centuries, such as his famous work The Garden of Earthly Delights. This triptych uses strange, imagined imagery to illustrate humanity's descent into Hell where humans are punished for their sins. 

The mysterious has been explored by artists throughout art history, still being used frequently by artists today. At Artsper, we have curated a selection of works in different mediums that are inspired by the unseen, the imagined, and the unexplained. In the photographic works of Dina Goldstein, the viewer is confronted with cinematic scenes that conjure strange narratives and dream-like worlds. Approaching the concept of mystery from a different perspective, French artist François Cognet paints somber and distorted portraits that evoke a dark side of the human psyche. Discover our whole selection of mysterious artworks today!

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