Watch Your Step: Creepy Staircases in Art History

Scary staircases are not there just for decorative purposes – they hypnotize, they challenge the intellect, they set a morbid tone that lingers long after you’ve averted your gaze. They have personality.

René Magritte – The Lovers (1928)

“We are surrounded by curtains. We only perceive the world behind a curtain of semblance. At the same time, an object needs to be covered in order to be recognized at all.”   René Magritte Known for his artistic questioning of our perception of reality, René Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Belgian Surrealist painter that didn’t…