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Bruegel the Elders’ Triumph of Death (1562) depicts the victory of death over life, as death riding a red horse and wielding his scythe leads a skeleton hoard against what remains of the living. In the painting the dead rise again to help further death in his inevitable triumph. On a hillside to the top right a skeleton prepares to behead a man, while in the foreground one slits the throat of another victim as a dog feasts on a dead or dying woman nearby. All of the social institutions of the day are featured in the painting, none are immune, “neither power nor devotion can save them.”[1] It is as if the living are slowly being transformed into the dead; a plague cart is driven by skeletons, what appears to be the church and the army are now populated by the living dead. There is a crushing sense of inevitability to the scene; despite piety, political power, wealth, or otherwise, all will eventually succumb.
Bruegel the Elders’ Triumph of Death (1562) depicts the victory of death over life, as death riding a red horse and wielding his scythe leads a skeleton hoard against what remains of the living. In the painting the dead rise again to help further death in his inevitable triumph. On a hillside to the top right a skeleton prepares to behead a man, while in the foreground one slits the throat of another victim as a dog feasts on a dead or dying woman nearby. All of the social institutions of the day are featured in the painting, none are immune, “neither power nor devotion can save them.”[1] It is as if the living are slowly being transformed into the dead; a plague cart is driven by skeletons, what appears to be the church and the army are now populated by the living dead. There is a crushing sense of inevitability to the scene; despite piety, political power, wealth, or otherwise, all will eventually succumb.
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