The skull of the three beasts

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  • The skull of the three beasts
  • We painted this anamorphic graffiti at the 2013 39C Graffiti Jam in Bolzano. Seen from the front, it represents Dante’s “three beasts”, which represented humanity’s three main sins. The wolf is greed, the lion represents pride, and the lynx stands for lust. As narrated in the first chapter of the Divine Comedy, these are the sins which would lead man to perdition, hence death. So the whole composition is shaped as a skull visible from the second point of view, at an angle with the wall. The piece was entirely drawn by hand, without the help of projectors.
  • The famous work of Hans Holbein's "The Ambassadors" of 1533 which has been of inspiration.