December 1, 2014

Death And The Maiden (Hans Baldung Grien)

Death and the Maiden is a common motif in Renaissance art, especially in painting and music. It developed from the Dance of Death, with an added erotic subtext. Hans Baldung Grien (c. 1484 – 1545), depicted it several times in his paintings.

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  1. I think the maiden should be allowed to be Death for once. All these naked young things, about to be devoured is just deeply unfair.

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  2. In arts, it would be less romantic/poetic. In real life, she is.

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