Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8
Caput Mortuum, 8

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum, 8"x8", watercolor and graphite on clayboard

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About this Series

These paintings have four colors from different sources, each called caput mortuum, head of death. Each is clearly hematite, iron oxide, iron being the 9th most common element in the universe.In alchemy, caput mortuum (alternately called nigredo) signified a useless substance left over from a chemical operation such as sublimation and the epitome of decline and decay; alchemists represented this residue with a stylized human skull, a literal death’s head.

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