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Nyarlathotep

retromancy

Brisbane, Australia

Artist's Description

“And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger. He spoke much of the sciences – of electricity and psychology – and gave exhibitions of power which sent his spectators away speechless, yet which swelled his fame to exceeding magnitude.”
—H. P. Lovecraft, Nyarlathotep
I like the idea, put forward by some Lovecraft biographers, that Nyarlathotep was based on Tesla, so I put plenty of electricity into this one.
Also somewhat Mignola inspired.
My Lovecraft-Inspired Art

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