The Triumph of Death

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Death Struggle  -  By Richard Muller [Czech]
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

The Doctor – by Ivo Saliger

The Doctor – by Ivo Saliger [Austrian 1894- 1987]

1921 / Color etching on brown paper

 

Death Taking the Young Mother - by Thomas Rowlandson

Death Taking the Young Mother – by Thomas Rowlandson

Death Taking the Young Mother -By Thomas Rowlandson [British 1756-1827]

1814

 

Death and the Woman -by Kathe Kollwitz

Death and the Woman -
by Kathe Kollwitz

Death and the Woman – by Kathe Kollwitz [German 1867-1945]
1910 / Lithograph

 

Marinus van Heemskerck  - The Triumph of Death

Marinus van Heemskerck – The Triumph of Death

 

 

Albrecht Durer - Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Albrecht Durer – Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

 

Alfred Rethel - Death the Enemy

Alfred Rethel – Death the Enemy

 

Stefano della Bella -  Death on Horseback Holding a Trumpet and A Flag

Stefano della Bella – Death on Horseback Holding a Trumpet and A Flag

 

The Triumph of Death – by Carlo Lasinio

The Triumph of Death – by Carlo Lasinio

 

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1 Comment to “The Triumph of Death”

  1. Vanessa says:

    How much is the doctor lithograph

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