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Halloween Skulls and Skeletons

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Death's heads are found throughout art history. Throughout history, images and representations of skulls and skeletons have been seen in art all across the world. Yet when one looks more closely at the progression of these images throughout time, specifically the 20th century, it becomes evident that skeletons have become steadily more frequent in art, and thus have come to have less of an impact on the viewer as was originally the case – an almost desensitization of the representation of death. World War II and its skeleton related propaganda brought a new appearance of skeletons to the art world, and the modern art era utilized this new appearance, incorporating skulls into all sorts of art. Skeletal art is not limited to the United States, however, and is in fact more prevalent in greater death-accepting societies like Mexico. Wherever skeletons show up in art, they are a constant and obvious reminder of man's most tangible aspect - our mortality. The most common symbolic use of the skull is as a representation of death and mortality, but has changed with modern times as in clothing most skulls are designed for fashion rather than the historical symbolism.

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Divide and Conquer
 

Divide and Conquer by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - A Death Hex
 

A Death Hex by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Creepy Human Skull Mandala
 

Creepy Human Skull Mandala by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Monotone Skull
 

Monotone Skull by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Human Skull
 

Human Skull by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Stealth And Surprise Of The Night Owl
 

Stealth And Surprise Of The Night Owl by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Still life with Skull After Bohumil Kubista
 

Still life with Skull After Bohumil Kubista by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Halloween Skeleton Welcoming The Undead
 

Halloween Skeleton Welcoming The Undead by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Human Skull Vector Isolated
 

Human Skull Vector Isolated by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Gamaun The Prophetic Bird
 

Gamaun The Prophetic Bird by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Embracing Death
 

Embracing Death by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - Reflections of Death after Gilbert
 

Reflections of Death after Gilbert by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

Tracey Harrington-Simpson - A Pyramid Of Skulls after Cezanne
 

A Pyramid Of Skulls after Cezanne by Tracey Harrington-Simpson

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