Saturday, January 23, 2010


Ship of Fools (Latin: Stultifera Navis) is a satire published 1494 in Basel, Switzerland by Sebastian Brant, a conservative German theologian.
Sometimes it happened that crazy people were entrust to sailors; for example in Frankfurt, in 1399, some sailors were in charge to take away an insane person that was walking naked. 
This story inspired my illustration. I think sometimes insanity scares people, so the unrecognizable has to move away, like happened in the Ship of Fools. The ghost of the society can live only in an invisible place.

1 comment:

Susan Beth Studio said...

Sad and beautifully done.