Category Archives: Death

Love & Death

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Eve, the Serpent, and Death

Hans Baldung c. 1510-1515 The National Gallery of Canada

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O dark fear of death as The gold dies in a grey cloud Of November’s evening — Trakl

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Mrs. Abraham Crouch (Sophia Jane Withers)

Artist: Unknown American Date: ca. 1805 Medium: watercolor The young wife of Abraham Crouch, Sophia died at age twenty-one and is buried in St. Philip’s churchyard. The portrait was probably painted ca. 1805 when Sophia was in her teens. Gibbes … Continue reading

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Two Nude Women with Skull and Hourglass (Allegory of Transience),

Ludwig Krug German, 1488/1490 – 1532 ca. 1500 Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY)

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Sacrilegious Robbery

MAGNASCO, Alessandro 1731 Oil on canvas Quadreria Arcivescovile, Milan

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Memento Mori Ring

  Late 17th century The Ashmolean Museum

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Two Nudes Surrounded by Crosses and Barbed Wire

ASARO (Group of artists) 2006?

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Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder, Kathryn Casey, Harper, $7.99.

Now that we’re in the middle of another political campaign, perhaps it’s time to examine the proposition that ostentatious religious piety is somehow indicative of inner virtue. To all those who boast of how devoted a church (or temple) goer … Continue reading

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