Wilhelm Werner Von Zimmer’s “Dance Of Death” From 1540

In the Late Middle Ages, there were illustrated books called Danse Macabre or the Dance of Death which were used to focus the mind on life’s short stretch.

These books were heavily illustrated with pictures of Death or a gnarly skeleton fresh from the grave a-coming-up to claim both high and low. The peasant and the King were equal before Death, neither could escape its cold bony grasp. The Princess and the child were not spared. Understandable when the average life expectancy was between 30 and 40-years-of-age in the 1500s. The rich and privileged may have lived slightly longer but the majority died before forty. Continue reading »

“The Book Of Bare Bones”: Artist Shows The Skeletons Underneath The Skin Of Iconic Cartoon Character

Have you ever wondered what pop culture characters would look like if their skeletons were visible? One artist actually imagined it! Will Blood is an artist from the south of England, UK, who creates X-ray illustrations featuring famous characters from our childhood. Continue reading »

Giant Skeletons Emerge From A Street In Mexico City


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Huge skeletons have “came to life” from a street in Mexico City. Celebrating the Day of the Dead, the sculptures have become the centre of attention in the whole Tlahuac neighbourhood. Continue reading »

Brittle Skeletons Crocheted From Discarded Textiles By Caitlin McCormack

Philadelphia-based artist Caitlin McCormack continues to explore the decay and remains of once-living things in her intricate crochet work. Continue reading »

Skateboarding Light Skeletons

These stunning light art pictures of skateboarding skeletons were created by Darren Pearson from Los Angeles. He works as a full time illustrator by day and by night he explores the varying landscapes of California in search of the perfect scene for his light-sculptures. Pearson makes complex light-effect photographs, none of which are photoshopped. He describes the work as location-based light art. Continue reading »

Skeletons and The Department Of Transportation

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The Barbarian Group recently concepted and executed the skeletal warnings signs you may have seen on ny roads. The signs are part of the department of transportation’s ‘that’s why it’s 30’ campaign, an ongoing effort to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York. Continue reading »