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Original painting on A3 size woodboard. One of a kind. Signed and titled at the back. Unframed.


The artwork "Memento Mori 1.0" effectively captures the traditional theme of human mortality through the central representation of a skull. However, it does so in a unique way by incorporating a vibrant background and distinctive patterns, which provide a contemporary contrast to the iconic image of the skull.

The use of flowers and colorful geometric elements in the background injects life and dynamism into the composition, creating an interesting tension between life and death. This visual contrast not only revitalizes the classic theme but could also be interpreted as a commentary on how life and death constantly coexist, with the beauty and energy of life highlighted alongside the immutable remembrance of death. The use of the skull is direct and unambiguous, firmly anchored in the center of the work, ensuring that the message of Memento Mori is not lost amid the vibrant background.

The skull is detailed with precision, allowing it to be the immediate and primary focus. Its treatment in black and white reinforces its symbolism and ensures that it stands out against the colorful environment. The details in the treatment of the skull are key, allowing this element to be realistic and at the same time stylized.

The palette of colors used in the background and the selected patterns seem to have a deliberate intention. The flowers could symbolize the fleeting beauty of life, while the geometric patterns might suggest the structure and order we often try to impose on our lives. The choice of vivid colors, such as reds, blues, and golds, suggests a celebration of life, which can be seen as a reminder to appreciate every moment.

The structure of the composition is well-balanced, with the skull in the center acting as a visual anchor. The background not only serves as a decorative element but also plays a crucial role in the meaning of the work, offering multiple levels of interpretation.


Important notes

  • All the artworks are signed, titled, and dated on the back
  • You will receive a Certificate of Authenticity dated and signed, to grant the uniqueness of the artwork


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Memento Mori 1.0

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