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Part of my “this is why art history is hilarious” folder.
Classic Movies in Miniature Style by Murat Palta
Classic movies interpreted as 16th century illustrations.
4. Kill Bill
Master of Sir John Fastolf - Saint Denis Holding His Head (c 1430 - 1440)
A cephalophore (from the Greek for “head-carrier”) is a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been martyred by beheading. Handling the halo in this circumstance offers a unique challenge for the artist. Some put the halo where the head used to be; others have the saint carrying the halo along with the head. The term “cephalophore” was first used in a French article by Marcel Hébert, “Les martyrs céphalophores Euchaire, Elophe et Libaire”, in Revue de l’Université de Bruxelles, v. 19 (1914).
Egon Schiele, Dead Mother I (detail), 1910