18 August 2011

Bring Me the Head of Ronald McDonald

This, according to Flickr photographer mamasaurus rex was the freakiest thing that he saw on his recent holiday to Venice, Italy.  It is a work by Italian artist Giuseppe Veneziano who is known for taking contemporary cultural icons and turning them on their heads.  This may be more separating the head from the neck but it is worth posting up to see what your reactions are to it. 

It is based, not on Salome, the Daughter of Herodias who demanded the head of John the Baptist, as the post title might suggest. Instead, it takes its inspiration from the age old legend of Perseus who slayed the gorgon Medusa, here sculpted by Antonio Canova around 1808.  So, what do you think of this twenty first century rethinking of an old legend?