Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'The Kiss Of Death'

"The kiss of death.
This astonishing sculpture forms part of Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery.  The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El beso de la muerte in Spanish) dates back to 1930. A winged skeleton bestows a kiss on the lips of a handsome young man: is it ecstasy on his face or resignation? Little wonder the sculpture elicits strong and varying responses from whoever gazes upon it." -from The Third Hobbit.

1 comment:

the elegant ape said...

some great pieces came out of that period...alot of them under wpa...