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Henry Darger Religious triptych panel
Henry's Dargers intentions when depicting the slaughter of child slaves cannot, of course, be known for sure. But the scene above is the first panel in a triptych whose other sections contain some of his most violent images. This places the gore explicitly within a context of martyrdom, connecting it as plausibly to a long Christian graphic tradition as to Darger's personal weirdness. Click the image below to view the third panel, if you have a strong stomach.

Horrifying triptych panel
This horrifying picture is not in Michael Bonesteel's
book but is in MacGregor's.

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