H R Giger's art.

Leading from 

HR Giger with his Alien 3 beast. (source: http://fantasticvisions.net/)
a) Giger's biomechanoid world. (still in development)

b) Artworks
Prometheus drawing 14: Fifield Monster  (22nd February, 2011) 

Prometheus drawing 12: Babyhead (23rd February, 2011) 

Prometheus drawing 0-4: Alien Beast for Prometheus (16th February, 2011) 

Xenoerotica drawings (2005)

Unused dragon sketch for "Reign of fire" (2000)

The Windowlickers I, II & III (1999) (Homage to Chris Cunningham video) 

Aquatic Super Facehugger (1990)

Bambi-burster  (1990)

Alien 3 beast (1990)

 
610:  Pump Excursion  (1988)), (Die Wittwe des Rennfahrers work 612 (1988) 620 & 620b (1989) (Gun played as musical instrument as if by an American-Indian)

607:  The Net II (1988) (References "Coping with Cuts" Radio Times illustration from
Biomechanical landscape I (work 597) (1987) (Kokopelli playing a flute in a drowned world where there was a dog that ran for president)

591: The Net I  (References "Coping with Cuts" Radio Times illustration from

585: The Saxophonist(1986) (Radio Times Eurovision Song Contest performers)

583: Biomechanical Landscape I (1984 -1986) (Fire Engine Scene from The Eternals #16 and Giedi Prime from David Lynch's Dune)

580: Power and powerlessness of a relationship (1985) (Radio Times illustration by Wendy Hoile from 10th March 1984 for "A whimper to a grave" BBC Radio play)  

Untitled drawing (1985) (Echoes of Life Cycle Hieroglyhics and Alien Monster V)

562: HR Giger's Evolution Chinoise  (1981-1984) (The China Concerts meets Alice in Wonderland meets Museum of the Year)

561: Trumpets of Jericho (Tomita's Kosmos album cover

515: HR Giger's Victory IV (Felicity Kendal presenting Disney Time, holding Mickey and Minnie mouse)

513: Demon  (1978) (William Hieronyeamus Ereborsch (Mount Erebor +William Onyeabor + Hieronymus Bosch)+ Oni + Heikegani Crab + Arnold B√∂cklin's Die Toteninsel III The Big Top)

512: For Judith  (Crucifixion scene merged with a racing car being inspected by fans)

509: Alien Heads (1983) (Villemot's Perrier... C'est Fous 1979)

508: Biomechanoid with three heads (1983)  (references Radio Times 2nd-8th June 1979) 

500: Totem  (1983) (Christ taken down from the cross from Radio Times 

487: Anima Mia (1980/81)  (Swans Reflecting Elephants of Celebes amongst Guernican debris of an automobile giving birth to a blind horse biting a telephone)

476: N.Y. City XVI (1981) (Jackson Pollock's "Pasiphae' and Lord of the Rings illustration from The Radio Times)

472b: Debbie II (1981) (Queen of Akku-Akku-Punk-Ture!)

472: N.Y. City XXII (1981)  (Radio Times illustration by Clare Melinsky for "Australia: A Long Way Home" from 21 February 1980)

470b: Debbie (1981) (Queen of Akku-Akku-Punk-Ture!)
 
467: N.Y. City XVII Crowley (1981) (Phallic buildings turning into Darth Vader merged with Nommo pretroglyph)  

464: New York City XIV Factory (1981) (Ballard photo collage from Radio Times for Harley Cokeliss' Crash

459: N.Y. City IX Jahreswechsel (1980-1981?)  ( Illustration by David Smith from 23rd february-1st March 1980 edition of Radio Times)

444: Biomechanic Mia (Egyptian Style) (1980)  (Lemurian train bomb from Jack Kirby's The Eternals #16 , July 1977 )

434: Biomechanical landscape (sack) (1980) (Tomita's Firebird album cover and merged with illustration for Bellamy Down Under in Radio Times)

433: ZDF (1980)  (Pakal Votan Tomb lid explorations merged with Tomita's Bolero 12" cover
with Morton Subotnik, John Cage and Frank Zappa on the crest of the Californian new wave.)

431: Biomechanic Metempsychosis  (1980) (Radio Times cover for Doomwatch featuring half melted plastic aircraft in a box

422: Erotomechanics VII (1979) (Bedroom practices with alien head in the manner of Pakal Votan Tomb lid framed by Dali's Portrait of Portrait of the Viscountess Marie-Laure de Noailles

419: Biomechanical Landscape III "Trains"(1979) (Trains merged with villages of the Hindu Kush) 

415: Ugly  (1979) (The Celestial's giant spacecraft from The Eternals #2 )

413: Biomechanical Landscape  (1979) (Lovecraftian monstrosities in the form of Sea horses, masks, perhaps people sneezing  following the interlinking structure of Jackson Pollock's "mural", Sea horses, masks, perhaps people sneezing)

412: Vlad Tepes  (1978) (Wifredo Lam's Femme (1957) merged Steiner-Prag illustration from The Golem and Pluto the dog turned into something inspired by Dracula movie, guest starring the banana splits and Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity)

411: Landscape (1978) (Geometrical design from November 1978 Radio Times cover )

409: Alien Monster III  (1978) (Painting from"The Creeping Flesh" appears to reference Max Von Moos' "Devil's Kitchen (or Stalingrad)",  and elements from both merged with the Tomita "Bermuda Triangle" album

408: Alien Monster IV (1978) (Treasures of Galaxatanic Lemurian train bomb-Ballardrog armed with serpentine zigzag tongue of fire and flailing daddy longlegs of the evening-hope at an exhibition)

404: Landscape (1978) (Cyclops triskellion German and British album covers for Tomita's Snowflakes Are Dancing, decorated with spikes from German WW1 military helmet)

403: Space Trip 2  (1978) (Looney Tunes Tasmanian devil whirl tunnel for a train set)

402: Space Trip I  (1978) (Star Wars poster with Darth Vader head with eye lens bearing an eight configuration.)

401: HP Lovecraft's Visit (1978) (Radio Times Doctor Who photo collage page from 7th May 1970)

385: Landscape  (Landscape with Alien corpse that might as well be Christ taken down from the 
Cross)

384: Life Cycle Hieroglyphics  (1978) (Nut the sky goddess and Ron Cobb's Alien Temple artwork intersecting with  Ernst Fuchs' Triumph Of The Unicorn via William Onyeabor's "Crashes in Love" and Biomechanical Landscape (work 312) )

380: The Space Jockey ( Pilot in cockpit)1978) (Henu Barque meets Moebius' Arzac's bird and Dali's Martian Dali equipped with a double holoelectronic microscope, with echoes of sculpture of giant pilot in space capsule from The Eternals and the Hydra) 

379: Alien I Facehugger version IV (1978)  (See also: Delville's Influence on The Face Hugger )

378: Egg Silo Exterior  (1978) 
 
Alien stage III version 4 ( no work number) (1978)

374: The Derelict Ship exterior  (1978) (Was-Sceptre at the V&A merged with a barge of a million years by way of a sea lion with stingray gills)

372/373: Alien stage III version 3 ) (1978) (Alien design by way of inner brain parts and Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce)

370/371: Alien stage III version 2 (work 370 & 371) (1978 ) (Alien by way of Jack Kirby's The Terrible Totem)

369: Alien stage III version 1 (1978) (Alien design by way of Wifredo Lam's Femme-Cheval)

359 Illuminatus II (1978) (Illuminatus trilogy via album cover of Tomita's planets)

358: Illuminatus (1978) (Illuminatus trilogy)
 
356: Biomechanic landscape (1977) (Buried impression of a Saxophone)

355: Stillbirth Machine III (1977)  (1977) (Fuchs' "Samson finds the carcass of the lion")

350: Homage to Bocklin(1977) (Boecklin's Island of the dead) 

344: Mirror Image  (1977) (Robert Venosa's Enlightenment)

341: Witches Dance  (1977) (Max Ernst's Robing of the Bride dancing around Marcel Duchamp's Fountain merged with Otto Dix's The Skat Players)

331: The Spell IV  (1977) (Lang's Metropolis and Melies' 20,000 Leagues under the sea)

328: Space I (1976) ( Fisher Price Airport and Jet Plane merged with UFO Sky Diver connected with submarine and whales)
 
320: The Spell III  (1976) (Takeda Shingen's head dress) 

319: Biomechanic Landscape II(1976) (Artwork for Meyrink's The Golem)

318:  Necronom IX  (1976) ( Exorcist's Pazuzu head meets The Fly and  Dali's "Daddy Longlegs of the Evening - Hope!" Astrostation)

317: Necronom VIII  (1976) ("Sleep" meets Olmec "Man In Serpent"hydrocopter )

316: Necronom VII  (1976)  (Elements of Otto Dix's Skat Players and Viking helmet becomes the Ice Warrior from Doctor Who)

313 Stillbirth Machine (1976) (Ernst Fuchs' Observatorium)
 
312: Biomechanical Landscape(1976) (West Australian cave art featuring abstract human figures in ritual dance and Ernst Fuchs Triumph of the Unicorn)

306: Necronom VI  (1976) (Baron Harkonnen with leaf blower connected to groin)
 
304: Necronom V  (1976) ( Pakal Votan's female representative carrying a Maoi Kava-Kava waiters friend in a papoose carrier,  flying a rocketship that transforms into a family camper torn apart by a premonition Spanish Civil War offers proof to ancient alien enthusiasts that extra-terrestrial visited Earth thousands of years ago Microtron)

303: Necronom IV   (1976) (Steiner-Prag's Golem meets the Wadjet by way of Fuchs "Angel of death"and Mickey Mouse inducing magic forms Napoleon’s Nose, Transformed into a Pregnant Woman, is Strolling His Shadow with Melancholia amongst Original Ruins Mobile exploration lab)

302/302a: Necronom III and Necronom IIIa (1976) (Suicidal donaldaffy duckopelli in the eye of Leflyathan diving Celebellephancaster bomber gun turret Biotron)

301: Necronom II  (1976) (The Watchers of Cirith Ungol, Egyptian god Khepri and Mickey Mouse and the Stratastation)

300: Necronom I  (1976) (Ernst Fuchs "Vision" 1953)

298a: Biomechanic Landscape II (1976) (Oscar Wilde?/Motorbike?/Fuseli's Nightmare)

297: Biomechanic Landscape I  (1976) (Holbein's Henry VIII, a cigar guillotine and The Nativity by Guido da Siena, 1270s)

296: Mordor XII (1976) (Flu and steam inhaler (?))

295: Samurai (1976)  (Sommelier Knife) 
  
288: Landscape XXXII  (1975/76) (Willy Pogany's illustration from The Song Celestial (Bhagavad Gita))

283: Mordor VII (1975) (Family of Marsupial Centaurs giving birth to a moon wearing a nightcap while sowing at the Master's Grave)
 
282: Mordor VI(1975) (Nommo manifestations through squid like sea-monks turning into a woman's dress  and sea-bishop that's dried out Sting-Ray trimmed to a roughly humanoid form, turning into Kubin's The Brood who penetrates the woman's behind with a black sausage doubling as a pneumatic tube capsule )
281: Mordor V ( (1975) (Nommo from Sirius with catfish like head disguised as a japanese dumpling, imbedded in the Clock house that transforms into sausages , a sea serpent slain by Perseus as the mermaids purse yolk transforms Nommo disguised as an Andromedan buttock face puffer fish moonhopper haggis blowing like the north wind.)

280: Mordor IV  (1975) (Fisher Price Teacher Clock merges with the Enigma of William Tell/Jethro Tull as a spectral moon playing an aqualung, echoes of Man Apes and what's neither a Manitou, a Manatee or Manta Ray but a sea lion with sting ray gills and mouth) 
279: Mordor III (1975) (Spectre of H P Lovecraft or even Beardsley or both?) 

278: Mordor II  (1975) (Hans Bellmer doll merged with statuette of a seated Cthulhu held in hands and the cover of the short story collection "The Inner Landscape" featuring J G Ballard as one of the authors)

270: Lord of the Rings II  (1975) (Max Ernst's Eye of Silence by way of J G Ballard's The Crystal World)

274: Crowley (The Beast 666)  (1975) (Ideas from Crowley's Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden, etc.)

273: Landscape XXXI  (1975)

271: National Park (1975) (Uterine explorations by way of Jean Cocteau's "Reveries of Opium" 1938 (which was inspired by Dali-s The Great Masturbator (1928) Fuchs "Triumph of the Sphinx" and Dado's Tribute to Cazotte

264: Passage Temple Way of the Magician (work 264) (1975) (Page from Jack Kirby's comic book story "The Demon" showing huge idol)

263Passage Temple Death (1975) (Page from Jack Kirby's comic book story "The Demon" showing huge idol)

262: Passage Temple entrance (work 262) (1975) (Fisher Price Cot Activity Centre, Tutenkhamun's Desert Glass Pectoral and star map from the Tomb of Pharoah Seti I))   

261: Passage Temple Life  (1975) ( Jason Blood's artifact collection from "The Demon" #8, April 1973 and Ernst Fuchs' "Triump of the Unicorn")

255: Biomechanoid III,  (1974) (Inhaling the odour of Tah-Di-Isis)  

247: Giger's Landscape XXVII (Variations on the illustration by Lawrence Ratzkin for J G Ballard's Crash  

238: The Spell II  (1974) (Wifredo Lam's Les Noces, Relic from Jack Kirby's The Demon, Mad magazine fold-in, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells and Virgin record label)

237: The Spell I  (1973-1974) (Monolithic vessel inspired by the Cristo Redentor of Rio De Janeiro with echoes of "Jesus Christ Superstar" merged with Egyptian dwarf god Bes journeys into the stargate)

221: Friedrich Kuhn II (1973)
 
220: Friedrich Kuhn I (1973)

219: Landscape XX (1973)  (Pizza)

216: Landscape XIX (1973)

214: Landscape XVIII (1973)   (Pizza)

210: Aleph (1972-1973)  (Doctor Who and The Curse of Peladon with an air of "The wind from nowhere")

209: Landscape XVI (1972)  (Orgy transforming into Cyberman by way of a bitches brew)
 
208: Landscape XV (1972-1973)  (Pasta) 

207: Landscape XIV (1972-1973)  

203: Landscape X (1972)  (Military service shooting practice and Gaia)
Assuan (1972) (work 181) (Picasso's Guernica by way of Day of Judgement and Picasso's Guernica and Nourlangie rock art in Kakadu in Australia (1937)

147: Felt Pen Drawing (1971)  (biomechanised Cuban doomsday weapon from Our Man In Havana)

112-113, 116-120, 145: Passages I-IX (1970 approx,  ) (Dreams of being trapped in a room)
  
93b: Swiss Made Extra-Terrestrial suit (1968) (Giger's "woman with child" transformed into something other than a cyberman from Doctor Who.)

93: Homage To S.Beckett  (1968) (abstracted Dali's The Great Masturbator)

72: Woman with Child (1967) references A. Epychaob's "Des Visiteurs Du Cosmos" illustration?

69:  Die Atom Kinder  (1967-1968) (Cold War feelings turn into Cyberpunk)



d) Works as series
  1. Necronom series 
  2. Mordor series
  3. The Spell i, ii, iii & iv 
  4. Passages I-IX
e) Discussion about Giger's work
  1. Author and radio presenter Richard Hoagland chats about Alien and HR Giger on his show "The Other Side Of Midnight"
e) Dreams
  1. Ernst Fuchs type Demon
  2. Shaft Dreams
  3. Passages Nightmares 
f) Influences and people referenced
  1. Gerry Anderson (TV and film producer, director and writer)
  2. JG Ballard (writer)
  3. Edward Burne-Jones (19th Century British Symbolist artist) 
  4. Salvador Dali (Surrealist artist)
  5. Jean Delville (Symbolist artist) 
  6. Walt Disney (American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer)
  7. Otto Dix (German painter amd printmaker)
  8. Max Ernst (Surrealist artist)
  9. Frank Frazetta (Science fiction and fantasy artist.)
  10. Ernst Fuchs (Artist who co-founded the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism)
  11. James Gleeson (Australian Surrealist)
  12. Jack Kirby (comic book writer/illustrator)
  13. Mati Klarwein (Painter)
  14. Wifredo Lam (Surrealist and cubist painter)
  15. Max Von Moos  (Painter)
  16. Gustave Moreau (Symbolist) 
  17. William Onyeabor (Synth-Funk pioneer) 
  18. Gilles Rimbault (French artist)
  19. Hugo Steiner-Prag's drawings for Meyrink's The Golem (Illustrator)
  20. JRR Tolkien (British fantasy author)
  21. Isao Tomita (Japanese music composer)
  22. Bernard Villemot  (French poster artist)
  23. Ling Chi execution photos 
  24. Giger Lexicon (still in development)
  25. H. R. Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D. (http://www.primal-page.com/grofgige.htm 
  26. Grof on Giger: The Transpersonal Nature of Art, Inspiration, and Creativity (Part 1 of 2) 
  27. Grof on Giger: The Transpersonal Nature of Art, Inspiration, and Creativity (Part 2 of 2)
  28. Military service and School memories,  
  29. Out of body experiences 
  30. Ancient Egyptian mysteries
  31. Petroglyphs
  32. Tale of the Scarecrow 
  33. Brothers Grimm's "The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear"
  34. Saint Stephen's Catacombs
  35. The architecture of Cambodia
  36. Giger inspired by mother's hospitalisation and metal hip plates
  37. People's treatment of animals
  38. Cocteau's Beauty And The Beast 
  39. Hieronymus Bosch 
  40. Micronaut toys 
  41. Fisher Price toys
  42. The TV series Doctor Who
  43. Radio Times images 
  44. Giger's use of opium  
g) Studio environments
  1. H R Giger's work studio during Alien at Shepperton Studios, 1978 
  2. H R Giger's work studio in the corner of a film studio at Shepperton, 1978 
  3. H R Giger's studio moved into the hut in the car park, 1978
  4. H R Giger's studio moved to the Art Department, 1978
h) Record covers... etc
  1. Dead Kennedys' Frankenchrist and Giger's Penis Landscape
i) Echoes of Giger
  1. Virus (2016) film poster references Giger's ELP XII?
  2. Cronenberg's Mugwump from Naked Lunch

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