July 23, 2010

Inspiration: Life & Death in Art

Death & the Maiden by Marianne Stokes

Marianne Stokes, Death and the Maiden

Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers of the waning year;
something has spoken in the night, and told me I shall die. I know not where. Saying:

“To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
to lose the life you have for greater life;
to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.
Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded,
toward which the conscience of the world is tending-
a wind is rising, and the rivers flow.”

-Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

Eidolon by Brad Kunkle

Brad Kunkle, Eidolon, 2009

Alfred Rethel, Death as a Friend

Alfred Rethel, Death as a Friend, engraved in 1851

Arnold Bocklin Self-Portrait with Death 1872

Arnold Bocklin, Self-Portrait with Death, 1872

Spring_Witold Pruszkowski_1887

Witold Pruszkowski, Spring, 1887

Sylvia Ji_Marigold_2008

Sylvia Ji, Marigold, 2008

Alison Scarpulla, She’s Stealing Your Soul, 2009

Alison Scarpulla, She’s Stealing Your Soul, 2009

The Harpy_Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch, The Harpy

Death & The Maiden_ Adolf Hering 1900

Adolf Hering, Death and the Maiden, 1900

Sascha Alexander Schneider, Feeling of Dependence, 1920

Sascha Alexander Schneider, Feeling of Dependence, 1920

Sidney Sime_The Ultimate God

Sidney Sime, The Ultimate God, from Time and the Gods, 1906

Evelyn De Morgan_Angel of Death

Evelyn De Morgan, Angel of Death, 1890

Face Lift_Laurie Lipton_2005

Laurie Lipton, Face Lift, 2005


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