Controversial artist defends his place among the classical Masters.CONTROVERSIAL artist Damien Hirst has explained his decision to place his new collection of human skull In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones. Except for the mandible, all of the bones of the skull are joined together by sutures, synarthrodial (immovable) joints formed by bony ossification, with Sharpey's fibres permitting some flexibility. paintings among works by Titian Titian (tĭsh`ən), c.1490–1576, Venetian painter, whose name was Tiziano Vecellio, b. Pieve di Cadore in the Dolomites. Of the very first rank among the artists of the Renaissance, Titian had an immense influence on succeeding generations , Rembrandt and Gainsborough, saying "you get a bit bored" of modern art galleries.
The 25 artworks mark a departure for the artist, more famous for preserving animals in formaldehyde.
They have gone on display in the classical context of the Wallace Collection Wallace Collection: see under Wallace, Sir Richard. in London, rather than the white walls of a modern art gallery, next door to a room filled with artworks from 18thcentury France.
Hirst has personally funded a pounds 250,000 refurbishment of the galleries - which have a blue silk background and gilded ceilings - to display his new work, so the exhibition will be free to visitors.
Titled No Love Lost, Blue Paintings, Hirst's work focuses on depictions of human skulls, with some paintings peppered with ashtrays and lemons, against blue and black backgrounds.
Artist Damien Hirst with White Roses and Butterflies 2008, part of his No Love Lost Blue Paintings