Almost hated to put this in "Grave Beauty" but I guess it is beautiful to some. Angel of Death used to be depicted this way.later it became more common to be a kind angel helping with the transition to death. (Cemetery de Montjuic in Barcelona)
Zentralfriedhof statue in Vienna - It blows my mind that this is a piece of stone and it still looks like a veil covering a face. Many years ago it was something of a test of skill for a sculptor to create a veiled face. This is one of the absolute best.
"Transi de René de Chalon," Ligier Richier, I know some may find this gruesome, and it is, but there's images of Jesus nailed to a cross & no one blinks an eye. Transi de René de Chalon is an "example of how transient earthly glory is.
Ben Young is a self-taught sculpture artist with over 10 years experience, based in Sydney, Australia. Being passionate about sculpting with glass for so long, Ben's work is completely by hand, sheet after