The left side of the painting focuses on a naked grim reaper - a skeleton with a scythe - sitting on a coffin - it is leading the procession like a rider. Behind him, a procession of people, all hooded, with their heads bowed and carrying lanterns, continues toward a cave with emiting light - possibly a gate to the other world.


  • Title: Funeral Symphony. V from the cycle of 7 paintings.
  • Creator: M. K. Čiurlionis
  • Date Created: 1903
  • Physical Dimensions: h 73, w 62
  • Type: Painting from a cycle
  • Rights: M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
  • Medium: pastel on paper

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