Monday, November 26, 2012

Relief Skulls

Ivailo Kostov is back again with his "latest Skull madness".



One of my favorite types of sculpture is reliefs. There are many ancient buildings covered in these decorative sculptures depicting people of that time period. This one with skulls reminds me of "The Gates of Hell" by Auguste Rodin. It is inspired by "The Inferno", the 1st section of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. If you are in the US, I suggest going to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, PA to see it. There is also a plaster version at the Musee d'Orsay, and a bronze one at the Musee Rodin in Paris, France. It's truly remarkable. Ivailo's piece reminds me of the bottom where the souls are pushing up.