ArtsBeat: Memento Mori Madness

Still-Life With A Skull by Phillippe De Champaigne, early 17th century. (Photo)

Skulls have been used by artists through the ages, to remind us of our mortality. Here’s a small selection of what they’ve been doing with the beloved cranium and mandible combo. It’s Halloween, after all…

Skull and Level mosaic from Pompeii, 1st century. (Photo)

Monk and Death pendant made from ivory and bone. Artist unknown. Baroque period. (Photo)

Allegory by Antonio de Pereda, 1654. (Photo)

Skull With A Burning Cigarette by Vincent Van Gogh, 1885-1886. (Photo)

Pyramid Of Skulls by Paul Cézanne, 1898-1900. (Photo)

Detail from Dream Of A Sunday Afternoon In Almeda Park by Diego Rivera, 1948. (Photo)

Black Kites by Gabriel Orozco, 1997. (Photo)

For The Love Of God by Damien Hirst, 2007. (Photo)

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6 responses to “ArtsBeat: Memento Mori Madness

  1. eek! I’m delighted we found your blog on the blog hop this week…. these are some amazing images and have inspired me to do a Dia de los Muertos theme sometime!!!! I can’t wait to read more from you.

    http://www.beatnikbubblegum.blogspot.com/

  2. some interesting art there!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  3. cool skulls! I like the one that looks like it’s covered in diamonds! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday. 🙂

    T’onna

  4. What a great collection!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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