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Staglieno cemetery, Genoa - Italy
Detail of the Valente Celle Tomb, 1893
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.

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  • Copyright: Carlo Natale (cienne45) (36)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-13
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-14 13:16
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