Melting Skull with Roses


The Melting Skull with Roses is our twist on contemporary wall art. The piece is based around an oil painting but through collective processing, we like to think we have added several dimensions to the artwork.

As with all 22c works of art, only 22 editions will be made available and each comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Materials used: oil on canvas, wood, jesmonite, laquer

4 in stock


“Memento mori” – Remember you must die. The presence and constant reminder of death and mortality is a topic classic and yet contemporary art topic that has been visited and then re-visited by artists for hundreds of years. No other species has the capacity to contemplate and draw on our inevitable demise and the fascination is most certainly a lingering one, and it has served as inspiration throughout long periods in the history of art creation.


You can find excellent examples of the motif from early masters such as Rembrandt and Da vinci, and the tradition carries trough in works of the likes of Dali and Warhol, and it is still a favorite among contemporaries such as Damien Hirst and Banksy. It has been embraced and amplified by popular culture and distributed to the masses through various media.


Here we are applying our own special twist to a classic renaissance style painting displaying the representation of death and mortality through the human skull and the flowers soon to be withered and dried. For us this contemporary wall art motif has multiple layers. It has long since surpassed being just a reminder of our eventual demise, or being something of a default template candidate when it comes to painting a still life. The center of our self, personality and mental powers, the skull itself is certainly worthy of taking center stage in any artwork made to grace our living environment. It is beautiful, it is visually striking, fascinating and a host of other descriptive terms can be attached to it. 
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Additional information

Weight2 kg
Dimensions50 x 3.5 x 48 cm

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