The Creepy Art of Human Bones

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June 17, 2010

François Robert is a photographer renowned for both his commercial and fine art photography work.

In the mid 90’s, Robert purchased three lockers from a school for $50.00 to furnish his studio. To his surprise, one of the lockers contained a human skeleton, which had been mounted for teaching purposes.

Since he always had a fascination with bones, once spending five weeks photographing skulls in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, he decided to take some of his free time caused by the recession of 2007 and trade in his skeleton for a collection of 206 loose bones.

He arranged these into simple, yet controversial shapes to form the images that you see below over a period of hundreds of hours, resulting in a collection that he titled Stop the Violence” - a series that he created to increase awareness of war violence. The results are amazing, yet haunting. Check them out below…




Dollar Sign

Fighter Jet



Hammer and Sickle


Islamic Symbol





Mushroom Cloud


Skull and Cross Bones

Star of David




Compiled exclusively for WDD by Zoe Ajiboye.

You can visit Robert’s website here. What do you think of this type of art? Please share your thoughts below…

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