Memento Mori Art
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“The Old Woman” from Hans Holbein the Younger’s Danse Macabre (1523-26). The Dance of Death (1523–26) refashions the late-medieval allegory of the danse macabre as a reformist satire. Holbein’s series of woodcuts shows the figure of “Death” in many disguises, confronting individuals from all walks of life. None escape Death’s skeleton clutches, even the pious. MORE.
Dream Anatomy: Gallery: Govard Bidloo and Gérard de Lairesse: Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams...
Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams... Amsterdam, 1690. Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine. Govard Bidloo (1649-1713) [anatomist] Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711) [artist] Bidloo’s anatomy represents a transitional stage. Alongside harshly realistic illustrations, he offers a few memento mori (reminders of mortality).