"Appiani Family Tomb" by sculptor Demetrio Paernio, c.1910. Photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff.
Located in the Staglieno cemetery today in Genoa, Italy, the statues of "weeping angels" & "sorrowful widows" are closely tied with the emergence of the Realist art movement in the 1850s. The tomb displays a family grieving at a loved ones deathbed. It has garnered attention after gracing the cover of Joy Division's last album "CLOSER" (1980) *my fav album & song being the baroque-esque 'Decades' featuring ian Curtis playing the melodica*. The album cover was designed by Martyn Atkins and Peter Saville, with photography by Bernard Pierre Wolff. When Joy Division was working with Saville on this design and asked him what he had in his studio, "out came Pierre Wolff, and images of tombs,". Fitting for being released after Curtis' suicide.