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The Love For Skull Wall Art

For ancient times, humans have used skulls as decorative artifacts, symbols of triumph, honor, glory, success against a rival clan or tribe, or simply to show no fear against death itself. Now a days we still have that love for skulls and always as a representation of our emotions. Thanks to that, skull wall art is always booming. Now a days the lowbrow art movement with its cultural roots that came from pulp comics, punk music, tiki culture, pop culture and street-culture itself, entangles a new wave or skull wall art representation, mostly very vividly, inviting to celebrate skulls in a more urban fashion, rather that the main representation of death. We can see these colorful representations in Mexican Sugar Skulls, the Día de los Muertos itself, filled with bright psychedelic colors and flowers from all species and colors.
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Memento Mori as the start of the skull wall art.

Coming from Latin: “remember that you have to die”, memento-mori  is a medieval kind alert to pace down your hedonism, implying that doesn’t matter how much wealth or success you could achieve in your life, you will die eventually. Many artist from the time spent their time drawing skull wall art for the elite while in others like in Mexico it became even a phenomena in literature and other arts. Skull Wall Art is since then a nice revelation in art, describing a path all living entities must go through, simply reminding us that we are at the end, nothing.
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Please take a look also to my blog post about 5 Skull paintings you should know about. 

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Skulls in History: Terminator Metal Robot Skull

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For the ones living in a cave, the Terminator franchise is one of the biggest there is,  and since 1984 is kicking top box offices records. We won’t speak about that but about the main protagonist, a cyborg from the future made by Skynet, a self-aware artificial intelligence, and was built for infiltration and assassination missions towards the ultimate goal of exterminating the Human Resistance.

In the first movie, only a few scenes show the metal skeleton of the T-800. In the future, where the resistance is aware of these models, the T-800 and T-850 the organic skin and other enhancements aren’t needed thus the armies of the chrome skull are seeing everywhere on the movie killing all the resistance and chilling. The Terminator, a metal skull with a engineered endoskeleton, had a few updates since their first appearance in 1984.  New advancements can be seeing in the next movies, such as battery upgrades, CPU upgrades, lifespan upgrades until the creation of the lastest skull terminator, a terminator bulkier in size and without the need of a organic camouflage.

The skull from terminator and it’s red led lights are so famous worldwide, one can buy dimmed red lights to imitate the skull machine. In a rating of 100 Heroes & Villains made by the American Film Institute the Terminator takes two positions at once — № 48 as the hero and № 22 as the villain. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself presented this on television. Another good skull in time.

If you feel like watching this movie, take a look at my previous post about 10 Skull movies to watch before you become one. 

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Skulls In History: Killer Instinct Crazy Skull Spinal

Tokebi Skull Spine Killer instinct Spinal is the famous skull character in the old but genius 94’s video game “Killer Instinct”.  An animated skull skeleton, Spinal was reanimated by the villain company Ultratech through cell regeneration but it was destroyed by another character, Chief Thunder in the first tournament; however, Gargos had a Spinal of his own in the past. The Skull Spinal fights for vengeance and his freedom. In the first Killer Instinct, Spinal is the third-last opponent in single-player mode; with a sword and shield, he can teleport and change himself into a grayscale version of his opponents during combos. Spinal is a  legendary ancient skull warrior over 2000 years ago, trapped in the new world, he has no choice but to obey orders despite his reluctance, and to make things worse, he begins to suffer tormenting flashbacks to the ancient life he can never quite remember. After the awe and wonder he inspired when first unveiled to the public this year, the Skull Spinal finds himself in the shadow of Ultratech’s latest creations (Fulgore, Riptor, etc.) and, filled with resentment, he sets out to prove his worth.

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The Skull Spinal is a complete maniac, having been driven insane by the wild pull of the Mask of the Ancients over the hundreds of years since his death. The Skull cackles with glee in the midst of battle, enjoying combat to a disturbing extent. He no longer speaks and has a very one-track mind, always pursuing his prized Mask so that he may be granted great powers and freedom. Upon finally locating the artifact and finding it drained of its powers, however, he flies into a rage and begins a global crusade to find the culprit. Vía Killer Instinct Wiki

 

Since 1994 to the last Killer Instinct in 2013, the Skull Spinal has been modified a few times. In this video we can see the graphic evolution.

You can also visit my posts of the 5 skull villains in cartoons by clicking here. 

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13 Million Skull Discovered

Scientists have discovered a 13 million years old ape skull, the first time getting a complete skull as well. Avery tiny skull was discovered and belongs to a new species of ape, an old monkey ancestor, living on Earth 25 million years ago, in the Miocene epoch.

National Geographic scientists are happy for this discovery, apes live in forest areas, which makes difficult the fossilization process, therefore this little skull came as a stroke of luck.

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5 creepy places full of skull and bones

Deep hidden in the vaults of history, thousands of skulls, bones and skeletons of religious people, villagers and soldiers are waiting for you to visit and hear their story, skulls and bones scattered around in various places around the world, showing us how easily life can be disrupted by wars, diseases, nature and the evil  of men. In this list we show the most famous yet creepiest places where the skulls and bones are placed representing humanity as a whole. Continue reading 5 creepy places full of skull and bones

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5 Skull Art paintings in history you must know about

As long as written word has existed, tales where skulls played at least a tiny part in humankind history are only natural. For ages skulls are associated with death and evil in most parts of the world, while in other smaller regions  is associated with life and celebration. Doesn’t matter what role a skull has partaken in history, the representation of skulls in human art has been notorious, being skull art one of  most famous or infamous in history.

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Top 5 skull villains from the 80’s cartoons

I’m an 80’s man. I born in the eighties, I was a witness of the cartoon evolution. Transformers, G.I.Joe, Ninja Turtles and many others were created in that time, when I was little. By my account, the 80’s were the golden era of cartoons, at least actionwise. I remember many awesome cartoons, half american, half japanese, mostly filled with action and villains from all over the universe and alternate universes.

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