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Filippo Balbi Head Of A Man Composed Of Nude Figures Wrestling Unisex T-Shirt

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🧵 This comfy t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It is made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather color variation contains polyester).
Consider that due to the nature of the direct-to-garment printing technique some images might look less saturated on darker backgrounds.

Ok, how many heads do you see here?

This is an eye-catching oil on panel by an almost forgotten 19th-century Italian painter Filippo Balbi (1806 - 1890).

The Head of a Man Composed of Nude Figures Wrestling [Testa Anatomica] was painted by Balbi in 1854 and is now kept in the Museo di Storia della Medicina of the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy.

👤 It is built with clearly older men, who seem to suffer and push one another in a fight for space, even trying to escape from it at any cost.

What's the meaning behind this iconography, what would you say?

Looks like these mysterious messages of the past [if there were any] are yet to be decoded.