How up are you on your classic werewolf Art knowledge? That’s Art with a capital “A,” so you know we’re talking about the highfalutin stuff, the intellectual stuff. The kind of paintings and such you might find hanging in a museum as opposed to the latest postings on Deviantart. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Deviantart, but it does tend to glut up an image search.) Can you identify THE WOLF CHARMER, by John La Farge, for example? (I’ll give you a hint. It’s the pic I uploaded for this article.) Critics call it “self-consciously romantic” and dealing with matters “mysterious and . . . frightening.” As if those were BAD things.
Probably the most recognizable “classic” werewolf artistic offerings, though, are those taken from “woodcuts,” wherein the artist, usually anonymous, carved the image into a block of wood, smeared it with ink and then stamped it onto paper. Just do an image search. I guarantee you’ll recognize a lot of the images. The one depicting the trial of Peter Stubbe, renderings of the legendary Beast of Gevaudon, the cursing of Greek king Lycaon. Some of those would make some cool tattoos, don’tcha think?