by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2012

Controversial artist Damien Hirst’s latest series of work, entitled ‘Entomology’, is made up of hundreds of different insect species. The insects are placed in various geometric designs to form intricate patterns, and then the insects are coated in gloss paint. The title of this specific piece, Capaneus, is derived from Dante’s epic Latin poem, “Thebaid”. Like Hirst’s pervious works, this series is not for the squeamish.