HR Giger's Necronom I (1976)

leading from
Necronom I


a) The first image from Giger's Necronom series
I had discovered the works of Ernst Fuchs that seemed to have inspired Giger's Necronom IV in various ways. his 1953 work "Vision" would informed the shape of that painting and there was the strange stretched elongated head by Fuchs in in the picture too.

Then I realised that Giger would have taken inspiration from this for his earlier painting in the series Necronom I.

b) Further exploration on10th of June 2015,
I wondered what the idea about the vertical metal fingers were trailing along the back of the head, perhaps the Necronom's pointed ear started out as the thumb.

The back of the cranium is loosely connected to the front of the cranium.

I took another look at Fuchs' drawing and noticed that a raised hand in picture showed a hand with three fingers and a thumb.

The elongated tongue would have perhaps come out of the presence of a vertical flower floating in the air towards the right before the mouth of the thing in Fuchs' drawing.  

The iron ridge beneath Giger's head would have been  inspired by the long thick jaw in Fuchs' work. (also see also Elongated head apparitions by way of Ernst Fuchs

Ernst Fuchs "Vision" 1953
( for the detailed image, thank to 

http://dolorosa-reveries.blogspot.co.uk)
heads from Ernst Fuch's "Vision 1953"
Notice the hand with three fingers and a thumb at the top
Three fingered hand from Ernst Fuchs' "Vision", 1953

face from Ernst Fuchs' "Vision", 1953
face and flower from Ernst Fuchs' "Vision", 1953
c) Dinky's Captain Scarlet Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle referenced in Necronom I. 

31st January 2017, I suddenly realised that the Dinky's Captain Scarlet Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle was referenced in Necronom I. 

The back upward slanting part of the vehicle that would hold the rear caterpillar tracks that from the side resembles a fin turns into the Necronom's ears.

The bumper at the front transforms into the teeth.

The missile becomes the tongue

The seat that comes out of the side of the vehicle becomes ribbing on the shoulder.

The hollowed out area around the side of the front of the vehicle where there's a grill, becomes the hollow area in the jaw


Dinky SPV vehicle



Necronom I (another scan showing more detail)







Source: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Captain-Scarlet-Meccano-Dinky-SPV



Source: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Captain-Scarlet-Meccano-Dinky-SPV

Source: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Captain-Scarlet-Meccano-Dinky-SPV
Source: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Captain-Scarlet-Meccano-Dinky-SPV

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