1913/ Etching on ivory laid paper
THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH
Here, Death represented by a skeleton; is not shown dancing, but rather in a furious combat with the living. The end of the fight is obvious, Death is always triumphant…
Death Art entered the mainstream art in the late Medieval Period. This period was characterized by recurring famine, the Hundred Years War between France and England [1337—1453]; and the Black Death; which together decimated a large proportion of the population of West Europe. The Black Death alone killed about a third of population. The threat of death loomed large in people’s daily lives and under these conditions, the theme of death found it’s way in literature and arts in various forms..
- Dance of Death /Danse Macabre click here..
- The Triumph of Death click here..
- Death and the Maiden click here..
The Doctor – by Ivo Saliger [Austrian 1894- 1987]
1921 / Color etching on brown paper
Death Taking the Young Mother -By Thomas Rowlandson [British 1756-1827]