from ralph steadman's alice
Arthur Rackham: witch and black cat
Harry Clark illustrates Poe 1919
Shane Wolf 'Soumission'
Skull symbols were often used by ancient cultures to ward off any type of evil influence or illness. They are also philosophically viewed as the seat of intelligence, spirit and the spark of human life. Many primitive cultures believed wearing skulls would insure protection and well-being and bring luck.
Yvon, Rhinoceros and Terrace of the Palais du Trocadero c. 1920s