Day 25 - Inktober + DGM Challenge - Your favourite location
This mysterious place, only seen in dreams and minds of certain characters. To me, it is something that defines DGM’s imagery and overall athmosphere. It speaks of mystery, unconsciousness, time, history, and fate. If I have to think of a location that is truly unique to DGM, it’s definitely this scrabbled world.
Two-Headed Snakes are steeped in ancient symbolism. In most cultures they mean rebirth, good fortune and wisdom. In some cultures they represent death and seeing them in your dream is considered a bad omen (usually associated with betrayal)
Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)
“Isle of the Dead” (1883) (third version)
Oil on panel
Located in the Alte Nationalgalerie , Berlin, Germany
“Isle of the Dead” is the best known painting by Böcklin. Böcklin himself provided no public explanation as to the meaning of the painting, though he did describe it as “a dream picture: it must produce such a stillness that one would be awed by a knock on the door.“ This version was painted for Böcklin’s dealer Fritz Gurlitt. In 1933, this version was put up for sale and a noted Böcklin admirer, Adolf Hitler, acquired it. He hung it first at the Berghof in Obersalzberg and, then after 1940, in the New Reich Chancellery in Berlin. It is now at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.