Every autumn, pumpkins are carefully selected and carved into exaggerated comic or grotesque caricatures, evoking a wide range of emotion from humor, to fright or sadness.
Dr. Cara Iovino, a chiropractor in Roswell, Georgia, found inspiration in a famous painting for carving her very first pumpkin, this month. Her rendition is pictured above. Art lovers, can you guess the source of her creative inspiration?
Notice that the carvings made are just deep enough to give shape to the hands, mouth, eyes and nose, but are not cut entirely through the pumpkin, thus lending the reddish glow to the jack-o-lantern when lit. The focus remains on the expressive face instead of the inside of the pumpkin, as it should.
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