Κυριακή, 22 Αυγούστου 2010

Death and the Maiden

A Woman standing on e skull and holding a sundial clock
Engraving made by Master MZ, 1500-1503

Some very interesting memento mori focusing on Women's vanity of beauty before death. All were taken from a great collection of grotesque and macabre engravings in Flickr.com. Older similar posts in Metal on Metal Here and Here


Death and the sleeping woman
"O. DIE STUND IST AUS" (Oh, the hour has come.')
Engraving made by Sebald Beham after Barthel Beham, 1548.


"All human beauty is ended by death"
(omnem in homine venustatem mors abolet)
Hans Sebald Beham, 1547



Adam and Eve - Hans Sebald Beham - 1543


Hans Sebald Beham, circa 1520-50


Death and the Indecent Pair
Hans Sebald Beham, 1529
Mors ultima linea rerum
"Death, the final boundary of things."


MORTALIA FACTA PERIBUNT
"Mortal achievements will be destroyed"



Now lets see two more contemporary memento mori/danse macabre artworks:

Danse macabre by geekiest
Death escorts goth,
as they dance through the fall leaves,
souls swirl around them


Modern "Memento mori" by SofieLoafy
I was as you are/I am as you will be

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