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Master of the Zombie Apocalypse
Egads- he certainly was talented, but flattery was not in his arsenal. I would love to know what drove him. I don't get the zombie thing either. Some of my running friends wanted me to enter a Zombie race with them, where all the runners dress like zombies and then run. A little weird...
By: Shelly on January 7, 2013
I can't imagine anyone who'd want to hang up those kind of portraits in their living room or bathroom. I've never cared much for zombies either. They're so limited. They either shamble around (George Romero version) or run around (28 Days Later version) and eat people and that's about it. Most every zombie story, including The Walking Dead, focuses more on the living humans who inevitably are worse than their undead counterparts. That's why I've never written a real zombie story, just one flash fiction piece.
By: PT Dilloway on January 7, 2013
I have never, ever understood zombie mania. I also appreciate anyone's talents even if I don't like the subject matter or gut reaction to the depiction. I saw an Albright piece here in a traveling exhibit. While I can say I saw the genius, I wasn't entralled with the execution. But then what do I know. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on January 7, 2013
This type of thing is not my cup of tea and I have absolutely no interest in reading about it or hanging one of these awful pieces where I have to look at it often. I don't even find any brilliance in his work. Give me some Monet thankyouverymuch. Have a terrific day. ;)
By: Comedy Plus on January 7, 2013
Maybe Albrights style was so meticulous that by the time he was finished that is what his subjects looked like. Always an interesting lesson in Art History from the former professor.
By: Cranky Old Man on January 7, 2013
Seriously reconsidering the name Dorian at this point ;) I don't know what the obsession is with zombies. I myself just look forward to the chance at taking off a couple of zombie heads with shovels or what nots! Happy New Year my friend!!
By: Hey Monkey Butt on January 7, 2013
My kids would like the paintings (they know the Zombie Survival Guide inside out), but i'll live with what i see in the mirror, thank you.
By: mimi on January 7, 2013
I generally don't pay attention to zombie stuff (although Mike & I watched part of some Vincent Price zombie film once - that was interesting), but my dad & I were talking about them just last night on our weekly call! He was amused about my Facebook status about thinking the Waxvac commercials were at least more tolerable than the catheter ones - & then he said that he'd be afraid to use the Waxvac because it looked like it might suck your brains out of your head. And I said that it must be the first sign of the zombie apocolypse!
By: The Bug on January 7, 2013
No, zombies and other such stuff hold zero interest for me. Don't want to look at it, read about it, or watch it on the large or small screen. I'm much too straight laced and pragmatic to give it any thought. Sorry. S
By: scott park on January 7, 2013
i'm with you on this one. i fail to see the attraction. same with vampires. every other book i catalogue lately is about vampires etc. we even have a new genre called paranormal romance. it's very popular.
By: fran on January 7, 2013
I, too, question the hoopla surrounding zombies and their apocalypse. The only zombie item I can recommend is Zombieland, because I am a Woody Harrelson fan, and that movie was a comedy.
By: Val on January 7, 2013
Another one who doesn't know anything about zombies, except when I once mentioned that I bought pink Himalayan salt crystals at Trader Joes, somebody told me to be careful, those were suspected of causing the first stage of the zombie apocalypse. So every time I grind some of the crystals onto my scrambled eggs, I carefully watch my face in the mirror afterwards. :-)
By: Pixel Peeper on January 7, 2013
I don't do zombies, either--but those Dorian Gray paintings are fascinating!!
By: fishducky on January 8, 2013
I don't get this current fascination to zombies either. Interesting information about Albright. Not only the fact he was so meticulous that it took him years to do a painting but the subject matter, as well. Never have I heard of someone saying they want a picture that portrays putrid rotting flesh. While it seems morbid to me, obviously others would be "into" them.
By: Cheryl P. on January 8, 2013
I was not aware of Albright. Not the kind of piece I'd want hanging in the house, but fascinating and obviously rendered in a meticulous way. Thanks for an informative and fascinating post.
By: Tom Cochrun on January 8, 2013
I confess, I love zombie stuff. I'm not even sure why, but I do. One of my favorite shows is the Walking Dead. But, having said that, I would never, ever hang paintings like that in my house. Way too horrific for constant viewing.
By: Kianwi on January 8, 2013
I did hear a school of thought that suggested that around the time of the economic collapse popular culture turned from vampirism to the walking dead - which begs the question of what that says about society Someone put out a series of books taking old classics and inserting zombies - the most famous of which being Pride And Prejudice And Zombies - "A zombie in posession of brains is in need of more brains" I suspect it to be terrible
By: dont feed the pixies on January 9, 2013
Maybe his portraits looked like dead people is because they were. Who else would sit for so long but a dead person? Was he a grave robber, bought cadavers, or did he really have live clients that posed for months?
By: joeinvegas on January 9, 2013
I had to see what all the hoopla was about with The Walking Dead. If you have a truly sick sense of humor (which apparently I do), this is a very funny program. I am constantly amazed that people that dumb have survived the zombie apocalypse in the first place--LOL! Maybe people like them because since they're already dead you don't have to feel badly when they are killed--in gruesome and bloody fashion. [Why would dead people have any blood to splatter in the first place--she chuckles. Told you I can have quite a sick sense of humor.] But the artwork. Gross! I only want fleeting views of walking zombies. Staring at me from a wall every day--no thanks. And I can attest to the fact that they have a very dead quality to them because I watch The Walking Dead--ROFL! ;)
By: Rita McGregor on January 10, 2013
ewwwww wouldn't want to have a portrait of me self done by this dude! I'm too vain!
By: Kathe W. on January 10, 2013
I will be one of the few to admit that I love the zombie mania. I have no idea why, but I do. I even went to a zombie walk, which was great. As for why they have to eat the flesh of the living, it depends upon which zombie genre you are following. The '28 Days Later' zombies were just crazy insane and attacked anything that got their attention. It wasn't so much about eating. The 'Night of the Living Dead' zombies feel an intense pain. They can actually feel their bodies decomposing and the intake of living brain tissue temporarily takes the pain away. I am one of those weird people who would hang those pictures in my house. I love art that makes people ask about it. I then get to tell a story and it gets a definite reaction.
By: Brett Minor - Transformed Nonconformist on January 13, 2013
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