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Jan Fabre: Superb Reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s Pietà

Venice Biennale, the Nuova Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia  will host the latest exhibition of the works of Jan Fabre (Antwerp, 1958), entitled PIETAS.
Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo.
Fabre’s unprecedented reinterpretation of Michelangelo’s Pietà, entitled Merciful Dream (Pietà V), in which he has given his own face to Christ, while Mary has the face of a skull, the symbol of death.

(via asylum-art)

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CONFESSIONS OF A FUNERAL DIRECTOR » Horrible Deaths of History: “A Woman’s Horrible Fate”

Believe me when I say that this is not an uncommon occurrence. Dogs and cats, when unfed (because their owners have died), will feast upon the corpses of their owners. Although I’ve never seen it personally, I have a couple funeral director friends who have. Certainly, the animals mean no ill intention … it’s just that whole pragmatic need for survival thing that kicks in.

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