Fears and Delights of Coraline Secret Door

To open a door and looking inside an unknown room is always a dark thriller. But looking at a door inviting you to step trough a mysterious opening into the darkness of Rene Magritte’s “Unexpected Answer” painting will make your body shiver with excitement and fear in apprehension of some future adventure.

An unexpected answer

The story Coraline by Neil Gaiman,  adapted to the screen, is also about opening a door to look at the beyond into the unknown …


Coraline went through the door.

Well everyone has his own doors to open with delight or with fear. Artist are a subspecies whose open doors may evoke  dreadful pictures like Goya’s Disasters of War etchings, see here, or Matisse’s painting Luxe, Calme, et Volupté, see here.

goya36Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté

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…I too opened my own (little) door into Coraline and Eon with the help of Coraline’s flowers and Eon’s heroes….( and with the help of Photoshop)



Blueness flower and Segalit flower..


Carla Bruni  (source) and the flowers from “Coraline” . Click to enlarge.


Mirsky and Lanier Coraline flowers.


In Greg Bear’s book “Eon” the leading characters are Patricia and Lanier. Here they encounter the flowers from Coraline’s garden. Click to enlarge…


Olmy and Patricia Coraline flowers.


…And so on and so on..