In 2007, there was a gigantic skeleton sculpture in the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy.
Named “Calamita Cosmica”, it was 28 meters long and weighed 8 tons. The artist, Gino de Dominicis, completed it – evidently – shortly before his death. It’s quite accurate looking, except for the long, pointy nose… Something quite common to de Dominicis’ work.
After it spent some time there in Milan, it toured Eurpoe for a while, visiting such places as the palace at Versailles, and eventually settled in Rome’s Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI.
The original photoblog post I found that got me started searching for related information and images can be found at Wooster Collective, an art showcase site that is well worth exploring, and contributing to.
- Links and credits for individual images – Most have other photos of the sculpture to enjoy:
- Biccio, flickr
- DogFacedBoy, flickr
- *eily*, flickr
- Mauroppp, flickr
- Speshul Ted, flickr
- Jean Charles GUEGAN, TrekEarth
- Kieran Lynam, flickr
- P O I O, flickr
- S.D. Haddow, flickr