Wednesday 15 December 2010

Danse Macabre : Various Artists


Dance of Death, also variously called Danse Macabre (French), Danza Macabra (Italian and Spanish), Dança da Morte (Portuguese), Totentanz (German),Dodendans (Dutch), Dansa de la Mort (Catalan), is a late medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. The Danse Macabre consists of the dead or personified Death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave, typically with a pope, emperor, king, child, and labourer. They were produced to remind people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life.


Lovis Corinth (1858 – 1925)


Stefano della Bella (1610 – 1664)

[[posterous-content:pid___4]]Alfred Kubin (1877 - 1959) To see entire series -


Alfred Rethel (1816 - 1859)

[[posterous-content:pid___7]]Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

[[posterous-content:pid___8]]1) Jakob Binck 2) Andries Jacobsz after Jacob de Gheyn II  3) ? 4) Jaques Meheux 5) Heinrich Aldegreiver after Hans Holbein 

6) Hans Lutzelberger 7) Hans Wechtlin 8) Jan Saenredam after Hendrik Goltzius

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