Nude With Skeleton

Nude With Skeleton. Marina Abramovic. 2002-2005/2010.

Nude With Skeleton. Marina Abramovic. 2002/2005/2010.

In her performance piece Nude with Skeleton, Serbian artist Marina Abramović uses a replica skeleton to symbolize confrontation with death. The work refers in part to an ancient Tibetan tradition in which Buddhist monks meditate on life, death and mortality by sleeping with skeletons of various stages of decomposition on consecutive nights. Abramović explains, ‘The work is really about facing your own mortality. It’s something that in our life we fear the most. It is about fear of pain and fear of dying”

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