Skull Paintings

Skull paintings are one of the most versatile and transgressive decoration options for all those who love this symbol. Give more personality to your bedroom, your living room or any corner of your house with a cadaverous painting from our catalog.

Why skull paintings?

Since ancient times it was the anatomical composition. The doubt of what lies beneath the dermis, the curiosity that killed the cat to explore and discover. Together with antiquity, where practical experimentation represented a need for access to knowledge, the artist, understood as an architect of meaning and creator of sensitive knowledge, resorted to the unique and irreducible basis of man inserted in nature: his skeleton.

The head is the most select discovery of this anatomical investigation because it clearly exceeds it. The origin of ideas supported by bones, reinforced shell imperishable. Hence the first idea of using the skull as an artistic object, symbolic bearer.

Its composition directly contributed to the specific visualization of the growth of the ability of wisdom in humans, where it is located and how it works motorly, which nature inexplicably gave rise to. Since then, there have been a number of reasons that put on the table the image of the skull as a carrier of meaning in itself and argument, as you look at it and the moment it is built, painted or talked about.

Basquiat, skull picture

But all, even the greatest have come to his illustration. Simply by doing a careless count, artists like Basquiat, Dalí, Van Gogh, Goya, Frida Khalo, Rembrandt are followed. All of them with a different mission have reached the object within the framework of their work to talk about arguments that include topics such as death, thought, morbidity, presence, irreducible purity, anatomy, simplicity, origin. Among many more, indescribably many more.

Lately frequented by pop artists, advertising, fashion icons, they have also echoed some historical figures that directly define features of the cultural identity of a people such as the Mexican, in which the skull figure describes , define and permeate history.

Van Gogh, skull picture
Van Gogh

The skull has a lot with history because through its meanings historical conclusions and characteristics of global society can be drawn. Initially used as an element of study of the physiognomy of the human body, its image and presence in the works strongly approached arguments such as death and thought.

It is what remains after the disintegration of the body, the immortal of the mortal seen from a religious point of view, which accounts for the imprint left by the body on earth, the evidence that someone existed in the place where it fell asleep forever. And not necessarily this discourse borders on death, understood in a gothic, obscure, murky way or associated with fear. It is not about the dreary story of a human being or the absence of his soul, in the presence of his remains. It is the image of endurance, the test of life, the ultimate core of the elements that make us up.

Dalí, skull picture

To exemplify one of the most modern uses of the image of the skull, the Vánitas are presented, which summarize an artistic style that was created during the Protestant reform, and whose purpose or objective was precisely to debate regarding ethical, moral and religious prohibitions about the human being, when the end of existence was precisely death.

The argument tried to show that, no matter how many times man enjoyed capital sins or refused to lead a sacred and pure life, the enjoyment that this meant was simply an advantage over the rest of the people who were deprived of doing so, since all they would end up in the same bed: death.

Now, here a slightly more romantic vision, contemporary interpretation of the figure itself, away from the stereotypes of fashion. The skull exhibits the naked human, stripped of his clothes and rags, of the superficiality. It is the materialization of the composition of the human being without more, without the need for arrangements.

Cézanne, skull picture

That image equals race, makes it homogeneous and demonstrates gender equality, the quality and magic of the creation itself of having the same mold for thousands of different people. It is the extreme materialization of the face without hiding anything, without secrets or demands from the society it is going through. A form that obviates the presence of smooth or dry skin, makeup or soap, abundant skin or skin, divergent color palette, hair, feature, ornament.

The skull is the origin of everything, the purest and most nuclear face of life, only hidden under clothing. And its dying appearance supports the body while living, gives it strength to stand and makes existence possible.