La Danse Macabre

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La Danse Macabre, also called Dance of death, La Danza Macabra, or Totentanz, is a late-medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the dance of death unites all.

La Danse Macabre consists of the personified death leading a row of dancing figures from all walks of life to the grave—typically with an emperor, king, pope, monk, youngster, beautiful girl, all skeletal.

They were produced under the impact of the Black Death, reminding people of how fragile their lives were and how vain the glories of earthly life were.

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Andrea said...

sounds like an interesting ritual.

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Scott Ryan said...

nice post