* Cartouche with Macabre Symbols and a Hairy Skull ~ Artist: Jacopo Ligozzi *

Cartouche with Macabre Symbols and a Hairy Skull (no date). Some macabre things for a macabre month. Jacopo Ligozzi was a Mannerist artist, and the date of his birth here is the most commonly cited.

Danse Macabre print; William Strang (Print made by); Skeletons wearing cloaks and standing on stilts performing a danse macabre. Second state. c1893.

William Strang (Print made by); Skeletons wearing cloaks and standing on stilts performing a danse macabre. Second state.

There was a time when all art seemed to be obsessed with death...

Bernardino Genga [anatomist] Charles Errard [artist] Anatomia per uso et intelligenza del disegno ricercata… Copperplate engraving, Rome, 1691 From the National Library of Medicine [via Dream Anatomy]

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