H.P. Lovecraft is famous for creating monsters so bizarre they are almost impossible to visualize. And yet he was inspired by many painters and visual artists.
John Coulthart has a great article over at Tor.com about the artists Lovecraft adored, including Gustave Doré, whose woodcuts you can see in our gallery here. You can see inspirations for Lovecraft's dream-quest tales here, as well as his tentacular beasts.