giovedì 7 giugno 2012


"The modernist sculptor Tomohiro Inaba creates heavy substantial pieces of steel that look as if they could dissipate in a second, the steel just about to float away from us. The transience in which his skulls evoke is similar to the popular use of skulls in 17th century still life painting. In the 1600’s artists use skulls as a ‘memento mori’ to warn the viewer of the painting that life is short and to not indulge in the material aspects of life; the notion is ironic considering a painting is in fact a luxurious material of life."

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