Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nude With Skeleton

This work of art was powerful and stood out to me. The concept of the overlapping of the bodies amazed me and I was stunned by the simplicity of this picture. The work of performing art shows such depth for such a simple concept. The idea for this came about from an ancient Tibetan tribe tradition in which Buddhist monks would sleep with dead, decaying bodies during certain nights. The bodies would vary in the decomposition stages. This was believed to help the people get over the fear of death and the idea of mortality. This was also performed continuously by the artist over a span of 700 hours!

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