Δευτέρα, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2011

Wenceslaus Hollar's macabres

A skull
A crime makes the death penalty.
Death takes one.
So you immortal make the image of death

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) was a Bohemian etcher with a huge variety of themes in his works (landscapes, natural history, architecture, historic and religious events, portraits, etc). He also made reproductions of works by well known previous artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein etc. I present some of his memento mori and danse macabre. Νearly all are reproductions in a new sense of Leonardo da Vinci skulls and Hans Holbein's Danse Macabres.

Skulls reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci

Reproduction of Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death

Reproduction of Hans Holbein's Danse Macabre
You can see all the rest HERE

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  1. Ο Χόλαρ είχε απεικονίσει και την πολύ μεγάλη δίκη του Καρόλου Α' από τους βασιλοκτόνους.

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