Monthly Archives: April 2012

 

Miniature Skulls and Skeletons

Miniature skulls are illustrations of delicate precise works that artists produce.  Patience and care characterize the process of working on a miniature scale in ivory, bone or cast metal.

 

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Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection

  Curators Lucas Cowan and Debra Purden..

From the City of Chicago official website Curatorial Statements

Statement by curator Lucas Cowan

By its name – Morbid Curiosity – the exhibition is intended to intrigue and invite the viewer into a conversation about death – an event that every living organism consistently shares. Universally, we come from different backgrounds,...
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Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection

  Curators Lucas Cowan and Debra Purden

From the City of Chicago official website Curatorial Statements

Statement by curator Debra Purden..

I love the drama embodied by the Kunstkammer or ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ portion of the exhibition in Sidney Yates Gallery. The architecture of the room is a perfect backdrop for the...

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Day of the Dead Alter

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Richard Harris standing in front of the Day of the Dead alter

  Day of the Dead..Dia de los Muertos.. The Mexican Celebration of Die de los Muertos - or "Day of The Dead" - reveals a very different attitude towards death compared with the European tradition. Written reference of Die de los Muertos has been found dating to as early as 1740s. The tradition has a strong foundation in Mexican folk...
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Day of the Dead: Skulls and Skeletons

 

Various Day of the Dead Skulls and Skeletons.. Anonymous Makers Papier Mache

Decorative skulls and skeletons like these are used in Day of the Dead celebrations, and can be incorporated into alters to deceased ancestors and loved ones. They may also be inscribed with name of the departed and are popular souvenirs.

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