Wow, I want one! I will look on E-bay...
I wasn't familiar with these etchings so, due to this post, I found most of them online. That is some fantastic stuff. Skulls are constantly amazing and visually inspirational.
I was in the art studio of a guy who made neon sign artworks about 8 years ago and he had an elephant skull sitting on the floor in his office. I remember how alien it looked. Also, did you know it's believed that elephant skeletons are where the legend of giant cyclops originates? There was an area somewhere near Greece ? They would apparently find these giant skeletal remains and think they belonged to giant humanoid creatures, and that the large hole on the skull was where the eyes belonged. Interestingly, the ancients would dig up the elephant skeletons and rebury them, treating them like the remains of some bizarre Gods.
Ha, that was me on that last post.
So what would you rather have, an elephant skull, or a sculpture by Henry Moore?The skull is so amazing that it would seem not possible to create a sculpture of it that was of more artistic interest than the object itself.Perhaps that is why Henry is looking so glum.Paul Rumsey
@Paul : Nothing on this world is ugly but art. Art aims at being equal to life. (Take it easy: think of it as a “cultural pun”, not as a value)
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