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Posts tagged with "Dance of Death"

Apr 11 2010

Categories: Painting

Dance of Death


 (French: Danse macabre, German: Totentanz)
After deadly epidemics that had slain most of Europe's population, the medieval man starts to think about the imminence of death and how short life really is. People are becoming aware of her presence, so they are portraiting her, more and more often, through different themes. One of those iconographic themes is the Dance of death, with which we will introduce to you in this article.