Τρίτη, 17 Αυγούστου 2010

Hans Memling vanitas/memento mori Triptych (1485)


Mainly religious painter, Hans Memling (1430-1494) he dealt with themes of life after death (Paradise and Hell), triumph of Jesus Christ, Vanity of Earthly delights, etc. I present the two sided "Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation" (1485 or later), one of his last masterpieces.

Central panel: Vanity
Left wing: Death
Right wing: Devil and Hell
Central panel reverse: Christ in Heaven
Left wing reverse: Coat-or-arms
Right wing reverse: Skull

Visit www.aiwaz.net to check every part of the triptych in more details and higher resolution.

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