Why are artists obsessed with death?

November 19, 2017

Exhibition review by Viktor Wynd. 

 

Every now and again an exhibition comes along devoted to vanitas painting or the nature morte [...] I was also very taken by an Old Master painting of cheese. But perhaps the piece that I most covet is Alexander James’s photograph, which depicts a skull and flowers submerged in water and is framed in luscious black velvet.

 

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