I’m a big fan of Francisco De Goya. My experience with classical artwork is limited, as it is not really an area I have studied. But this dude had one dark, fucked up imagination. The way he exaggerates the facial structure and anatomy of his humans creeps me out, and of course, his famous depiction of Cronus remains the single most horrifying painting I have ever seen.
I recently found a collection of his etchings, and while I liked pretty much all of them, these are some of the ones which I found the most inspiring. I can imagine turning any of these into a monster.