Valente Celle Tomb, 1893, The Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa - Italy
Sculptor: Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, Alessandria, 1837 - Roma 1917)
The funeral monument called “Eternal Drama” represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death. The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her. http://grabschonheiten.diary.ru/p81440998.htm?oam
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1) Isaac Newton is credited with the development of the first color wheel in 1666. The color wheel pictured below, circulated in Europe in the late 17th century by an author known as C.B., is based on Newton’s beliefs about color.
2) In the late 18th century, Moses Harris elaborated on the Newtonian color wheel by charting not only pure colors, but the various shades of those colors as well. If we consider the Newtonian wheel to be a one-dimensional representation of color, then Harris’s wheel introduces a second dimension.
3) A breakthrough occurred in 1810 when Philipp Runge portrayed color not as a one-dimensional or two-dimensional color wheel, but as a three-dimensional sphere.