These Marina Nunez illustrations are certainly bizarre to say the least. After all, how many women do you know would pose with a decomposing skull on top of their heads?
In this four picture series, Marina Nunez has beautifully rendered realistic European women in black and white, with yellow-colored craniums sitting on their hair. The skulls all appear to be larger in size than each lady’s head, possibly alluding to them formerly belonging to males. The images certainly are enigmatic, as Nunez leaves large blank spaces to accompany each portrait, while the significance of the skeletal heads and each female figure are never revealed to viewers.
Though the meaning may be obscure, the technique that went into painting each picture is simply remarkable.