HEAD OF A MAN
Fine Art Giclée Print
Original works; Jean Louis Andre Theodore Gericault (1818)
Print Dimensions: 55cm x 55cm
Framed in Dark Stained Australian Oak
Some cultures, such as ancient Rome and Greece regarded decapitation as the most honourable form of death. In the middle Ages, many European nations continued to reserve the method only for nobles and royalty. In France, the French Revolution made it the only legal method of execution for all criminals regardless of class, one of the period’s many symbolic changes.
Others have regarded beheading as dishonourable and contemptuous, such as the Japanese troops who beheaded prisoners during World War II. In recent times, it’s widely associated with terrorism.