Lights Out in the Gallery
You look through the paintings in the gallery, each one weirder than the last. You don't know art, but you know what you like, and right now you'd like to be looking at something a little less disturbing.
As you gaze at a weird painting of a guy in a bowler hat who is apparently holding up a giant green apple with his mouth, a giant clock somewhere begins to strike the hour.
It must have an enormous bell; each peal of it makes all the paintings on the walls vibrate, and the sculptures shimmy on their pedestals until you're afraid they'll crash to the ground.
The clock strikes thirteen, and all the lights go out. You're keenly aware of all the creepy paintings watching you in the dark.
|Quit the Gallery|
You've had enough art appreciation for one day, so you decide to leave before you get too much culture on you. You feel your way to the exit, barking your shins on plinths and pedestals. The lights blink back on just as you reach the door, because of course that's what they'd do. Jerk lights.
|Check out the Paint-Splattered Painting|
You stand in front of a painting that, especially in this dim light, you can't make heads nor tails of. It looks like someone put the canvas on the ground and splattered paint on it, and broken glass, and some sand, and...woah, is that blood? And you thought art was boring!
"A spectral voice whispers in your ear, "that painting is by the inimitable master, Paulson Jackish. Notice how the artist's rage, his intensity practically scream from these lines of splattered and dripped paint...oh, no, wait. I'm terribly sorry. This is a dropcloth the painters used when Lady Spookyraven had her bedroom repainted. Still, it's vibrant, don't you think?"
With that, the lights come back on, and you spin around, bewildered, but can't find the source of the voice.
|Check out the Cut Paper Collage|
You stand in front of a painting that's just brightly-colored pieces of paper cut into abstract shapes and pasted onto a large canvas. A voice whispers in your ear, "Ah, yes, a classic of minimalist form by the great Ennui Charisse. Note how he uses simple forms and bright colors of cut paper to explore the boundaries of negative and positive space...oh, sorry. I beg your pardon. That appears to be a work that Young Master Stephen made when he was but three years old. Still, he was quite good with scissors for that age, don't you think?"
Just then, the lights click back on and you look around wildly, but you're alone in the hall. Art, man. Go fig.
|Check out the Tormented Damned Souls Painting|
Only appears if you Dance with Yourself in Lights Out in the Ballroom
|ghost of Elizabeth Spookyraven|
Occurs in The Haunted Gallery
- "Check Out the Tormented Damned Souls Painting" is only an option during the Lights Out Quest
- The "weird painting of a guy in a bowler hat who is apparently holding up a giant green apple with his mouth" is René Magritte's The Son of Man.
- The paint-splattered painting is a parody of the works of abstract artist Jackson Pollock.
- The colorful paper cut-out is a play on the later works of French artist Henri Matisse.