Death becomes us

This gallery is a look at how death and deaths are depicted and represented over the years. The mediums will be paintings, sculptures and masks.

The Death of Queen Sophie Amalie was painted by artist Kristian Zahrmann, who painted her death based on memoirs of Christine Lenora. The Queen was the reason Lenora was arrested and Zahrtmann's passion for her inspired him to create a very honest, displeasing picture of the Queen's death.
This is a work of art inspired by...another work of art. A poem by Lord Byron about an Assyrian king named Saradanapalus who killed himself and everything he held dear to him (including wives and animals).
African American artist, Kara Walker, used this piece to show the chaos of times. The black silhouette, a slave gawking at his amputated foot, is her signature. This posted against the background where Union General McPherson was killed is used to show the chaos of the times.
Carl Maria Von Weber, a German composer, among other things, was credited as one of the first composers of the Romantic school. No information was found about who made his death mask ....and why.
The last remaining painting of five "The Death of General Wolfe" paintings by Benjamin West. It was in his gallery in London until purchased by a descendant of Wolfe's second in command.
Giuseppe Mazzuoli created this sculpture so that a marble group could study this. The art was eventually placed in the Colonial Hospital Garden.
This painting was created by Francesco Hayez. It was initially part of a larger piece that was once thought to be lost. It eventually ended up tying first place for the competition of the Brera Academy.
After more than decade's long crime spree, including murder, Ned Kelly was finally caught and hanged. In the time of death masks being a normal thing after execution a medical waxworks proprietor opened a museum featuring Ned and his criminal brothers.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
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