Dead Mario And Crucified Jesus

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To depict the true meaning of game over, artist Kordian Lewandowski called on Mario, Princess Peach and, well, Jesus.

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Illustration for article titled Dead Mario And Crucified Jesus

Carved by a 24-year-old Michelangelo, La Pietá shows Mary cradling Jesus in her lap after he has been crucified. The statue was vandalized in the early 1970s when an Australian geologist took a hammer to the sculpture. The work resides in St. Peter's Basilica behind bullet proof (and hammer proof) glass.

Illustration for article titled Dead Mario And Crucified Jesus

Lewandowski's work "Game Over" is made from a large block of polystyrene foam and features Peach holding Mario in her arms. The work is gaming's take on Michelangelo's sculpture.

Illustration for article titled Dead Mario And Crucified Jesus

This photo should give you an idea of just how large the completed work is.

Pieta "Game Over" by ~Kordianl on deviantART [deviantART] [Pic]

DISCUSSION

Oh you silly English native speakers.

It's Kordian Lewandowski.

the site says "Kordiana Lewandowskiego" because it's the portfolio "of Kordian Lewandowski". See, Polish doesn't use all them fancy prepositions, adding bits and pieces to the words themselves.