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From Bold Mutilation Art to Maggot-Infested Collages

By: Zoe Badley - Published: Aug 31, 2010   Updated: Apr 14 2011
Whether you understand it or not, abstract art can't help but be appreciated for what it is. Each artist has moved away from realism and instead, gets extremely creative with these 50 uncanny illustrations.

From violent vintage cartoons to bone-chilling illustrations, these art pieces will get you thinking outside of the box.

Implications - The mass adoption of computer-based photo manipulation and illustration programs has revolutionized the digital art niche. These applications let amateurs and professionals alike dabble in tech-savvy artistic techniques, which inspired a wave of hyperreal and surreal masterpieces. Companies can capitalize on this burgeoning art form by infusing digital art into ad campaigns, branding identities and other marketing material.