Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye
Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye
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Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

In Soviet times, many resourceful people created handicraft gramophone records on x-rays… The Belgian artist is also engaged in something similar. Wim Delvoye… But he creates "on the bones" not plates, but stained glass!

Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

We have repeatedly told you about the work of the Belgian Wim Delvoye on the Kulturologia.Ru website. For example, we talked about carved tires, tattooed pigs, and Gothic construction techniques. Today we will tell you about another gothic project from this author - about the very unusual stained glass windows that he creates!

Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

Usually, X-rays are thrown away after they have been examined by doctors. Some originals keep them in order to then admire their own fractures or brag about them to friends. But Wim Delvoye converts old X-rays into new works of art. More specifically, he uses them to create stained glass windows.

Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

Moreover, if you just look at these stained-glass windows, you will not understand at all that they are some kind of unusual. Quite normal, beautiful typesetting drawings. And only if you look closely, you can see what EXACTLY these drawings are made of. You can see a variety of bones: skulls, ribs, teeth, hands and other parts of the body.

Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

Working on these unusual stained glass windows, Wim Delvoye got very creative with the X-ray images themselves. For example, some of them depict scenes from the Bible (crucifixion, adoration of the Magi, etc.). That is, these are the most common stained glass windows, but made of the most unusual material.

And some of the X-rays were taken with a fair amount of humor, in the very best postmodern traditions! For example, on one of the stained glass windows you can see an X-ray of one male skeleton, hunchbacked and disfigured, hugging a fragile female skeleton. Any more or less well-read person will recognize in this composition a scene from the introduction to Victor Hugo's novel Notre Dame Cathedral.

Stained Glass on Bones by Wim Delvoye

The stained glass windows by Wim Delvoye are, of course, quite extraordinary! But, you see, it is better to see bones on images in a church than on plates, as Meredith Host offers in its Bone Appetit series of cookware!"

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