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Cenotaph (Gustave Courbet)

wood, mdf, joint compound, paint, charcoal powder, graphite, inkjet print of Gustave Courbet self portrait as young artist, thread, Swiss pocket watch face, malachite sample

Cenotaph (ce·no·taph) is of Greek origin and combines "kenos" : ‘empty’ + "taphos" : ‘tomb.’

A cenotaph is meant to serve as a crypt or grave for some one buried elsewhere.

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