KIM Doojin (1973- ) appropriates The Youth of Bacchus (1884) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau who was a painter of Neoclassicism, which espoused the truthful devotion to the most traditional methods and depictions, into a distal print of a grouping of neon light lit skeletons, which is made by using a cutting-edge 3D computer modeling technology.
Exposing the biological body structures of human beings, the skeletons here invite one to revise his or her thoughts about what bones and fleshes mean and signify. The endoskeletons—human bodies removed of flesh—constitute the message the artist intends to communicate.


  • Title: The Youth of Bacchus
  • Creator: Kim, Doo-jin
  • Date: 2010~2011
  • Physical Dimensions: w348 x h148.5 cm
  • Provenance: MMCA
  • Type: Digital painting

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