Artist Unknown - When Shall We Meet Again
Interestingly, some of the most intriguing photographs in the Richard Harris collection, are by Unknown Photographers.
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House of Belgian painter James Ensor - by Martine Franck [Ostend, Belgium/ 1998]Martine Franck [1938-2012] was a famous Belgian documentary and portrait photographer. She was the second wife of Henri Cartier Bresson. She was the co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation.. For more on Martine Franck, read Wikipedia, click here..
Andy Warhol – Untitled / Photo Edition for Parkett # 12 [ 1987]
Parkett is an international magazine specializing in contemporary art.
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Founded in the early 1980s with the idea of fostering an open dialogue between the artistic communities of Europe and America, Parkett is based in Zurich, with an office also in New York..
Antikamnia Calender - by Louis Crusius [American, d: 1898]
Antikamnia Calender [1899-1901] / color and black and white lithographyLouis Crusius was a pharmacist and surgeon as well as an artist. He created these humorous drawings for promotional calendars distributed by Antikamnia, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the medicines Antikamnia manufactured were painkillers that contained opium and cocaine. (more...)...
The genre "Dance and the Maiden" has origins in Dance of the Death. In many Dance of the Death representation, a skeleton personifying Death is shown with a beautiful lady. However, most cases, these are not shown as erotic. But as time passed by, the images became more sensual. Now, dance was not essential, but instead there was intense, intimate and sometimes erotic relationship between the skeletal death and the maiden. It is a reminder of life's brevity and the dangers of vanity. One popular name associated with this is of...
Dance of Death imagery presents the eternal truth that death eventually comes for everyone. Portrayed by a skeletal figure, death arrives to lead the unsuspecting to their destiny. No one can refuse a dance with death; men and women, powerful and humble, rich and poor – all participate. Large compositions depicting this theme may include dozens of people dancing with death, while smaller formats often show dance between a skeleton and a person.
Dance of Death is variously called Danse Macabre...