Nietzsche, Meet Nietzsche (In the Black Forest) by Conrad Stryker

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This is a rather rudimentary photomanipulation of two sketches I’ve had gathering dust for years. Since ’04, I think. Both were done in graphite on your average, run-of-the-mill sketch paper.

I was never completely satisfied with the background, just a sort of surreal sort of dreamscape I sketched out with my eyes closed, nor with the orignal portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche that his image comes from. Not until last night (01/21/08) did the idea strike me to slap them both together.

Given what the man stood for, I think it only fitting he should meet his doppelganger in a place like this.


dark, doppelganger, friedrich nietzsche, philosophy, surrealism

“Hey, look … art!”

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  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanover 6 years ago

    Great thought – great work!

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Excellent artwork!

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerover 6 years ago


  • artlein
    artleinover 6 years ago

    I like the story of how you came to making this picture – it certainly works well.

  • James  Guinnevan Seymour
    James Guinnev...over 6 years ago

    niceeee is that a lithograph great work like the seepia tone

  • Man, I only wish I knew how to make lithographs. I guess the word for what this thing is would be something along the lines of a ‘Franken-drawing’.

    – Conrad Stryker

  • queenykups
    queenykupsover 6 years ago

    heh heh, says it all, doesn’t it! its just one great big YES from the beyond

  • samhain
    samhainover 6 years ago

    ….imagine the conversation….

  • I imagine there’d be a lot of comfortable (as opposed to uncomfortable) silence between them (him). Like old friends. Then, one of him would throw a pie or something, just to liven things up a bit.

    Or, something like that …

    – Conrad Stryker

  • samhain
    samhainover 6 years ago

    Now there’s a painting just begging to be done!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 6 years ago


  • CACGuerra
    CACGuerraalmost 5 years ago

    tremendo… no luches contra mounstros, combiertete en uno de ellos, porque al mirar el abismo este te devuelve la mirada

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