DM 1Danse Macabre: Translated as the Dance of Death, recognised in many languages across Europe and seen as an indelible allegory on both the finite nature of mortality and the universality of death.

First mentioned in artistic form as part of a fresco in Paris’s Church of the Holy Innocents in 1424, the Danse Macabre usually depicts the personification of death leading skeletal forms of human life, from kings and emperors to the newborn, to their graves in a dire caper. A haunting image created to remind us all of the fragility of existence, and that no matter one’s creed or walk of life, death ultimately unites us all.

 

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