Loving these paintings by Takato Yamamoto and his innate ability to combine gore, nudity and skulls without being horrifying. Takato was born in Akita, Japan in 1960 and his style is one of immense detail and reminiscent of old Japanese watercolour paintings. Though his definitely involves more skulls and bondage.
These beautifully shot black and white images by Patrick Gries feature a collection of skeletons (and skulls of course). Patrick received helped from a number of natural history and veterinary museums in France and Monaco to put the series together. I love the stark contrast of the skeletons on the black background. The series is called Evolution and features over 300 images.
I try and space these out, but then as soon as I see another one I have to post it – so here are some more skull gifs! Again, I’ve taken these from Tumblr, and I do try and find the source, using Google images and the like, but these are tough to source. I you know who made them then comment below.
Probably not the most exciting title for a post but one thing is for sure that extracting these skull and bones was actually quite fun; in a weird CSI unearthing dead remains kinda way. It was pretty cool unveiling the first skull (leave a comment if you can name the critter), and as I was pretty thorough with each pellet I ended up spending about 4 hrs going through 30 pellets. Man it took ages!
We have a load more pictures and information detailing the process over at our Mr Four Fingers blog so be sure to check it out. I could not believe the size of some of the skulls.
I first saw Anthony Cozzi’s work on Street Anatomy’s website and loved it so much I had to get one for myself. The screen print, The Moment Before, now lives in my bedroom nicely framed and just being awesome. Anthony has recently launched another detailed screen print, this time spotted on Who Killed Bambi, and has called it – Pale Horse. The detail in these screen prints is amazing and I would love to see process shots of how he did it.
The reason we are featuring these prints is because they feature skeletons in them, and all skeletons have? SKULLS!!! BOOM. We love a good skull over here at the Skull Appreciation Society and we hope we get to see more of them in Anthony’s work!
Pale Horse Screen Print
The Moment Before Screen Print
Agus Suwage‘s skull-inspired artwork are all replica works of other famous art pieces, except Agus uses skulls in his work. If you know which pieces of art these are taken from please leave a comment in the comments section.