I’ve once again filled a folder with cool skull art that can’t be shared on Facebook, lest I be banned yet again by an overly sensitive cry baby who can’t stand the sight of a female nipple. So I share it here instead, since I think censorship sucks. Enjoy!
I’ve bought some rather unique medical curiosities from Mr. Weidwan in the past, and he told me he was also a photographer. His skull photography is very impressive and I wanted to take a moment to share it with everyone. You can find more of his work here: http://weidwan.tumblr.com/ In typical vanitas stylings, he likes to(…)
Artist Lauren Jefferson recently did this series of photographs inspired by Ben Heine’s “Pencil vs. Camera” series, but using the skull as a theme. I’m not sure if this is her in the photographs, but whoever the model is, she is completely adorable!
Considering how popular each of them are on their own (see, for example, hipsters and viking metal), it’s not surprising that the combination of skulls and beards has caught on as well. Whether it’s fine art, band logos, concert posters, t-shirts, or advertising, bearded skulls seem to be everywhere.
In 1951, Salvador Dali, everyone’s favorite mustachioed surrealist, teamed up with Magnum photographer Philippe Halsman to create one of the most enchanting, morbid and bizarre photographs of all time. Entitled “In Voluptas Mors,” or Voluptuous Death, the black-and-white photo stars a melange of nude women, expertly arranged to resemble a macabre skull. Dali stands next(…)
The lovely and talented Cristina Burns was born in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain in 1982, and moved to Italy with her family at an early age. Her work is an eclectic pastel mix of toys, candy, skulls and flowers combined into symmetrical pop surreal photographed assemblages that evoke a sense of childhood nostalgia.(…)
It seems my folder of images that violate Facebook guidelines is getting a bit large, so here we are with another installment of Banned From Facebook. It’s really a shame that they have such stringent rules, because some of these are great pics.
Here’s another installment of images I have collected which I had to set aside out of fear that they would be banned from Facebook. Due to the overly stringent and sometimes completely nonsensical Facebook policies, I now present any images that might be deemed offensive here on the blog, and then link to them on(…)
If you have not yet read ‘The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses‘ by Paul Koudounaris, do yourself a favor and get a copy. You will be glad you did. This is one of those rare gems of a book that is destined to become a prized collectible, especially among(…)