WINGED ALIEN MONSTER IV (H. R. GIGER)
H.R. Giger's Necronomicon
With the idea of creating a sense of dimensionality to it, HR Giger would then come to paint Alien Monster IV as a winged dragon man, referencing Kirby’s Dragon Man from the Fantastic Four comic books, incorporating elements of Jean Delville’s “Treasures of Satan “, Dali’s “Daddy Longlegs of the Evening – Hope!”, Gleeson’s “Galaxy” Kirby’s “Lemurian Train Bomb” from “The Eternals”, his own “Necronom IX” and O”Bannon’s Alien monster based on the painting. He would also incorporate the shape of a hand transformed into a gnarled wooden stump in “The Eternals”, elements from the relief by Gene Szafran as pictured on the cover of the Isao Tomita album, “Pictures At An Exhibition” and also traces of ideas associated with the scene from Lord of the Rings featuring the battle between the Balrog and Gandalf appear to show up in the painting, with the long fingered hand evolving from the huge demon’s multi thonged whip.