Bilder des Todes
Brasch NE1150.5 HP94 A4 1917
Danse Macabre (the Dance of Death) is a medieval motif of death’s universality. The Dance of Death unites the whole of humanity, regardless of the position one may hold in life. In Hans Holbein’s woodcuts, Death accosts all manner of people: no one can escape his bony grasp. In ‘Der Artzet’ (The Physician), Death takes the elderly doctor by the hand and places a flask in the outstretched hand of the younger man on the left, who will continue the physician’s work. In ‘Der Münch’ (The Monk), the holy man tries to do a runner, but Death catches him by the cowl.
Hans Holbein, “Bilder des Todes,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 18, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8447.
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